Pampering and Nourishing Your Vagina with V-steams
From California to New York v-steams are on the rise in spas, fertility centers, and holistic providers. Why suddenly so popular? Part of it has to do with celebrity coverage such as Gwyneth Paltrow and twins Tia and Tamara for spot lighting their own experiences with this treatment. V-steams are actually not a new fad, but an old one. In Korea this long time practice is known as “chai-yok” and in Central and South America as “bajos.”
what is a v-steam?
This holistic practice is performed by boiling water then combining a specific mixture of herbs, acquired from a certified herbalist, and placing the bowl below a woman sitting on a slatted chair, toilet, or stool with a hole in the center. To help trap the steam below her, a large blanket is wrapped around the waist forming a “tent.” Then, you just sit back, relax and enjoy the process.
How does it work?
You can read a detailed blog about Tulsa Family Doulas' v-steam services. But, to give you an idea, the herb-infused steam rises up, but does not enter inside the vagina. Instead, it softens and relaxes the vulva, the entrance to the vagina, and the anus. The tissues in this area are highly absorbent, some of the most absorbent tissue on your entire body. The steam creates warming and stimulates circulation to bring the infusion through your reproductive system.
What are the benefits?
Though v-steams work differently and uniquely for each individual, some of the reported benefits from those that have utilized v-steams have been:
- Better menstruations: less cramping and lighter flow
- Successes in fertility
- Better sex (especially for those struggling with vaginal dryness)
- Maintenance for a healthy reproductive system
- More awareness and confidence with your reproductive system
You don’t have to fly to L.A. or New York for a v-steam. Tulsa Family Doulas is provides this valuable service in the comfort of your own home! Connect with us today to set up your v-steam with our very own V-Steam Specialist.
Vaginal steaming may not be right for everyone. It is not recommended for those with intrauterine devices, internal infection, cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation, heavy bleeding or if you think you may be pregnant. And like any new routine for your health, consult your doctor. They may get a kick out of hearing about vaginal steaming!