Steamy Chick Certified PFc
While I strongly trust the intuition of womb holders, I believe that Peristeam Facilitator certification ensures that the client is safe. I know how to screen for contraindications and sensitivities in order to choose an effective and safe vaginal steam setup and select or make the right herb blend for each client’s needs.
I have taken a comprehensive study of vaginal steam herb formulation with emphasis on learning Eastern and Western herb classifications and how to adjust formulas based on different user needs.
I also have focused on an advanced study of menstruation. Understanding monthly bleeds as a natural uterine cleanse, I put emphasis on supportive care for an efficient cleanse including nutrition and lifestyle considerations. This level of care also addresses correlation of menstrual cycle disorders resulting from incomplete uterine cleanses.
With additional studies on Postpartum Steam Protocols, Proper Womb Care, and Racism in Steaming. I am continuting education and studying to become a Peristeam Hydrotherapist.
Trying to concieve? Trying to reguate cycles? Postpartum? I would love to talk with you about a steam protocol best for you.
Initial Consultations with first steam herbs are 75$ .
The concept of doing vaginal steams is still a very active practice in cultures across the world that have retained their traditional wise woman healing ways.
In Malaysia a v-steam is an important component of the postnatal body treatment and given before the oil massage as the steam heats a mama’s body both internally and externally, softening her body and opening her pores for the massage to be even more effective.
In many traditions in Mayan and other Central American traditions Vaginal steaming is used as a way to treat various uterine issues. In Spanish it is called ‘bajos’ and is one of the first thing traditional healers call on when any sort of vaginal or uterine issues arises.
Check out this World Map of cultures that have practiced steaming all over the world!
V-steams (also sometimes called yoni steams) bring heat to the womb. The use of specific herbs work in combination with each other to nourish, tone, heal, bring in fresh oxygenated blood, promote cleansing, and shrink the swollen vaginal and uterine tissues after pregnancy and childbirth. The moist heat opens the pores of the tissues it comes into contact with. The water vapor carries the medicinal benefits of the plants, including volatile oils. This is absorbed into the tissues and enters the bloodstream, having a direct healing affect on the reproductive system as vaginal tissue is one of the most absorbent of the entire female body.
A mama sits over a specially designed box that is placed over a large pot of hot water; herbs are added to the water which causes herbal steam to rise up into the vaginal area, bringing with it all the healing properties of the herbs.
V-Steams are used postpartum primarily as a uterine lavage to ensure that all fluids after childbirth are being dispelled and are flowing as they are meant to be. It has the added benefit of introducing heat directly into the womb space via the vagina. In many traditions of holistic midwifery care a vaginal steam is given within the first 9 days after childbirth. This is a traditional tool for Well Woman Care!
For Fertility, Vaginal steams are a wonderful way to maintain a healthy yoni. They are great if one of the challenges is implantation because the steam helps make the lining of the womb supple and hospitable. This is best done a week before your period— so knowing your cycle through regular charting is an important practical tool. You can do it 1-3 times during that week and continue each month until your bleeding is cramp free and pink/ bright red rather than dark or clotty.
Benefits of V-steams After Childbirth
• Helps softens and melts blood clots in the lochia for easy passing • Reduces uterus swelling • Reduces excessive vaginal discharge • Eliminates foul odor • Enhances the healing of tears and cuts in the vaginal area • Helps tighten the pelvic floor muscles • Reduces the possibility of vaginal infection and itchiness • Helps cleanse and deodorize vaginal area (the vagina is great at self cleaning, when we say that it helps cleanse we mean that it supports the overall system giving it strength to do its job well!)
What about after a cesarean? A mother should wait at least 6-8 weeks after a cesarean to have a vaginal steam. This is because it is generally risky to introduce that amount of heat to an area that had a recent incision and is healing in a different way. A mother who has had a cesarean birth can still benefit from a vaginal steam, she will just have to wait a bit longer to reap the benefits.