OC Facial Care Center is all about offering its clients the latest and greatest in health and beauty. And taking care of “down there” is no exception. Vagina Steaming or as some may call it, V Steaming is an age-old natural remedy said to cleanse the vagina and uterus, regulate menstruation, and ease period cramps and bloating. After receiving high praise on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop, the practice has surged in popularity.
What is vaginal steaming?
Let’s face it — between menstruation, sexual intercourse, and childbirth, the vagina withstands a lot. When you add changing hormones and pelvic floor issues to the mix, sometimes the vaginal area is anything but comfortable.
But other than offering a soothing warmth down below, does it work? And is it even safe? Keep reading to find out.
How it's done:
Vaginal steaming directs herb-infused steam into your vagina. The process is pretty simple — you just sit or squat over a container of herbal-infused steam.
Herbs often used alone or in combination include:
You have a special seat (Paltrow called it a “throne”) with a hole for the steam to come through.
Yet the effectiveness of vaginal steams isn't limited to just eliminating cramps. Yoni steaming has been known by women throughout history to:
1. Significantly reduce discomfort, bloating and exhaustion associated with monthly cycles
2. Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses
3. Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles
4. Increase fertility, especially when combined with Mayan abdominal massage
5. Speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth
6. Treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness and uterine prolapse
7.Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids
8. Treat chronic vaginal/yeast infections, and maintain healthy odor
9. Relieve symptoms of menopause
How does it work?
The tissues of the vagina are exceptionally porous and absorbent, and the warmth of the steam works to soften and open them. When the herbs are placed in the hot water, their medicinal properties, including volatile oils, are released and carried to the surface of your skin, and to the inside of the vagina, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream and, ultimately, into to the uterus.
The medicinal herbal steam increases circulation, thins mucus, and cleanses the entire reproductive system, allowing it to shed unnecessary membranes and buildup. In doing so, we support the uterus to function at its best, thus reducing the amount of work it has to do, and therefore your discomfort.
Of course, there are always those who will have their doubts. Some will say it's impossible, while others will say it makes no sense. I say, ask the countless women who have seen the results first hand before you write it off as impossible.
To these women, this ancient remedy isn't just smoke and mirrors. To them, it makes a real difference.
Vaginal steaming is an age-old remedy that has been tested and approved by generations before us, and its time has come in our modern culture. This ancient treatment for women has stood the test of time, and today it has the incredible potential to significantly improve every woman's experience of her beautiful body. Just as it always has.
OC Facial Care Center offers V Steaming $99 for an hour or $50 for 30 minutes.