The Vaginal Steam Bath, Bajos, Yoni Steam, Bertangas
In my practice supporting women’s health, vaginal steam baths are offered as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with The Arvigo techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy. The cost is $40 and the “spa treatment” takes about 30 minutes.
The vaginal steam bath is actually eons old and is seen in almost every indigenous culture and many mostly Eastern cultures as a common and routine ritual for women’s health. It is commonly used in almost all of the Caribbean, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala and in each region of the globe the native plants and flowers are used for their soothing, energizing and even antiviral/antibacterial properties.
The vaginal steam bath is used for just about everything is used to promote and healing and rejuvenation for just about any woman’s reproductive health ailment. It may reduce stress, regulate the menstrual cycle, improve fertility sooth and shrink hemorrhoids, alleviate painful menstrual cramps and even help with bladder and vaginal infections with regular practice and use.
After Birth use: In many regions women put the steam baths to use after giving birth, it is part of the traditional remedy to get back energy health and pelvic tone after birth. In Haiti for instance women are instructed to do a vaginal steam with herbs everyday for 2 weeks after birth to tone and heal the pelvic floor and completely clear the uterine lining. For this reason, we recommend all women consider a series of vaginal steams after a miscarriage or D&C. It only makes sense to begin to signal the female body its time to move into another cycle or life.
It is used regularly to soften scars associated with childbirth or pelvic surgery in the perineum.
Pelvic tone for all women; Because the steam and herbs healing properties bring blood flow, circulation and nourishment to the pelvic floor and perineum, it makes sense to assume the pelvic rejuvenating results are amazing with regular use. We have seen improvement in pelvic organ prolapsed and toning of the muscles of the perineum.
For any and all women and any cycle of life to just stay healthy as a routine monthly routine, like getting your hair colored or styled on a regular basis this provides health from the inside out.
How we do The Steam here: We use a Korean Vaginal Steamer which is actually a common household item is many parts of Asia. The steamer is electric holds a small cup of water which heats and steams under a cup of herbs we choose for you. Over the cup of steaming water and herbs you sit on a small seat with a vent that you have control over. You are covered at all times in your private room with mediation music, we can even play a healing the Uterus meditation if you’d like.
With the Nourished Woman Vaginal/Yoni Steam Box you can bring comfort to your Ladyscape in to the privacy and convenience of your own home. Often called a V-steam, Bajos, Steam Sauna, or Vaginal Steam Stool, this product can be used with Nourished Woman Steaming Herbal Blends for relaxation, therapeutic and health reasons. You can find these blends in our Etsy store.
You can expect 20-30 min of sustained steam time without a burner, if your vessel is of dense material that holds heat well. (Ideally a cast iron or heavy bottomed pot.)
This box is used with blends of herbs to provide relief from a vast array of discomfort and challenges in the female reproductive area, as well as deep emotional healing and ease. Please take a look at our Nourished Woman Steaming Blends to find the best selection for your particular situation. Also, we have a comprehensive Peri-Steam Hydrotherapy Intake Form on our website which we can use to fine tune your protocol and help you to determine the best times in the month for you to steam and for how long, as well as the very best blend to maximize the effectiveness of your steaming. The fee for the consultation is $35 and comes with 3 months of email support – full details at www.thenourishedwoman.ca or in our etsy store.
This consultation and continued email support is complimentary when you purchase our package deal of the box and a bag of herbs for 15 steams. You can find that here … https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/557327469/yonivaginal-steaming-combo-steam-box?ref=listing-shop-header-2
Western Medicine hasn’t fully embraced Vaginal Steaming, although it has been practised for centuries, there simply isn’t a lot of information available in the western world. If you are unsure if steaming is right for you we suggest you talk to your Doctor.
We recommend that you DO NOT steam if any of the following apply to you;
- You are pregnant
- If you are trying to get pregnant you should not steam during or after ovulation
- If you have an IUD or a coil (there are copper IUD options)
- During Menstruation
- If you have had heavy spontaneous bleeding mid-cycle within the last three months it is not recommend to do a vaginal steam
- It is not recommended to steam after waxing or laser hair removal. We recommend waiting 4 days after waxing and 2 weeks after laser hair removal
- Please note that piercings will need to be removed to avoid burns
- Steaming should not be done when the body is fighting an illness such as the flu or any other fevered condition
- You should stop your steam if you feel any of the following; generally unwell, light headed, dizzy, nauseous, intense headache, short of breath or if your body tells you so, trust your instincts
If you are still unsure we suggest you speak to your GP or doctor.
By purchasing this service you agree to take the responsibility of safe steaming practices into your own hands.