I'm the yoni girl and I won't deny it. Our yonis are so important for our our health and wellness and I love sharing facts and information that I learn about it and how to keep it healthy and in a balanced state. If you don't know what a yoni is, you can check out a post I did about it HERE. Today we will be talking about yoni steaming, also known as a vaginal steam bath in the western world, which is not to be confused with yoni smudging. You can learn about yoni smudging in a post I did HERE. Smudging involves smoke from burning sage leaves where as yoni steaming involves steam from blends of herbs steeping in very hot water.
Yoni steaming is a prominent practice in many Asian cultures. In Korea, the service is referred to as chai-yok and many spas there offer it. In South and Central America, this practice is called bajos. Yoni steams can be a great way to detox the yoni and can help improve conditions like stress, optimal fertility, vaginal odor and post partum healing- this is just naming a few of the benefits. Etsy shop Shakti Studios shares that Yoni Steams are effective because the soft tissues of a woman's vagina are extremely porous and quickly absorb the vapors of the steam. The heat of the steam stimulates circulation and blood flow to the pelvic area, and combined with the medicinal benefits of the herbs, will nourish, tone, and cleanse the vaginal tissues and whole pelvic region. Below is a video from vlogger MiaMor, an American expat in Korea who shares her experience on getting a yoni steam in one of the spas there.
I did a preliminary search for spas here in New York City that offer yoni steams and wasn't able to find anything but I'm sure in Korea Town there have to be some spas that offer it. You can also do them in the comfort of your own home. All you need are herbs you would like to use, boiling hot water for the herbs to steep in and a sitz bath for the steaming. You can normally find a sitz bath at any local drug store or you can find them HERE (affiliate link). You can purchase herbal blends to steam with or you can make your own blend. I found a few Etsy shops that offer yoni steaming herbs for at home use. You can check them out HERE. I have never tried yoni steaming and am going to soon. I want to try this yoni steam herbal blend by Shakti Studios on Etsy. When I do my steam, I will come back and share my experience and more details on how to do your own.
Have you gone yoni steaming before? Would you try yoni steaming?
Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.
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