Steaming will not give you an infection. In fact, all of the herbal blends with Spiritually Balanced are specifically designed to help your body remove infections from the body. For more information about this, please read the FAQ about the pH of the body.
While steaming will not give you an infection, it will clear them out of your body and this may look like an increase in irregular vaginal discharge, in urge to urinate post-steam session, and on rare occasions it may cause a slight itch that will go away shortly.
If you are looking to steam as a means to clear an infection from your body, steaming is contraindicated if you are currently experiencing a burning itch or if you have a current herpes outbreak. There are other healing modalities we can practice together if you are experiencing any of these two symptoms.
Allergic reactions to the pelvic steaming herbal blends is very rare, but it has been known to happen in a couple of cases. If you are aware of herbs you are allergic to, please let your practitioner know, and we will ensure that that herb is not used in your steaming blend.
Yes, it is true that the vagina and uterus are self-cleansing organs, but in a survey of over 2,800 women 95% of them showed signs of stagnation in their cycle. Which indicates that they are not receiving a full uterine cleanse on their own each month. Vaginal steaming helps to clear out old residue that is stuck in the uterus and makes sure that it is getting a proper cleanse in subsequent months.
Signs of stagnation include: cramps, fibroids, endometriosis, clots, brown or black blood during the period, or spotting before or after the period. Steaming helps to cleanse the uterus through both its warmth and its herbal blend. The warmth of steam is known for its cleaning powers both in facials and cleaning fabrics. It helps to loosen residue so that it may get clean. Steam also brings warmth and circulation to the pelvic region, which helps the uterus to complete it’s cleaning process naturally. The herbal blends provide an additional layer of healing to the practice by soaking into the porous tissues of the pelvic area and circulating around the body.
All herbal blends are made with organic herbs specifically designed to address your symptoms. Each blend is carefully constructed with your health and betterment in mind. After a thorough intake, a blend formed to meet your individual needs will be put together and you can start your steaming journey!
Yes! There have been several studies from Korea and China showing vaginal steaming safety and effectiveness. Keli Garza of Steamy Chick and Kimberly Ann Johnson of Magamama also created a study in the summer of 2019 showing the effectiveness of vaginal steaming on postpartum recovery.
Pelvic Steaming is safe if you are working with a qualified practitioner who can take into consideration your personal health needs. Having the correct herbs and the correct steaming time that is tailored to you is very important in ensuring that your steam session is safe.
When done incorrectly or at the wrong time, pelvic steaming can induce a miscarriage, can induce an early period, can induce spontaneous or heavy bleeding, can cause an infectious outbreak, or can burn you. Please work with a practitioner to steam safely.
Is it beneficial to steam with cysts, fibroids, bumps, open sores, infections, PCOS, or a hysterectomy?
Yes!! Steaming is incredibly effective in alleviating these ailments. Let’s work together to create your individualized protocol and help you to take back control of your healing!
Vaginal steaming works by sitting over a pot of warm water steeped with herbs. This herbal steam is absorbed by the porous tissue in the pelvic region and enters the blood stream where it is circulated around the body bringing the healing powers of plant medicine to all areas of the body. The steam also enters the vagina clearing out any irregular discharge (this is any discharge that is not part of the fertile, mid-cycle fluid). From there it touches the cervix and enters the uterus where it is able to soften and clear out old residue on the uterine lining.
Answer: In short, yes the opportunity to burn yourself is available. But, it is no more dangerous than any other activity involving heat. Burning yourself is an unfortunate option with many everyday activities.
The easiest way to avoid burning yourself through steam is by placing your hand over the pot of water and make sure the steam doesn’t feel too hot. If you have already sat down and started your steam when it becomes uncomfortable, please stand up, cool yourself off, and try steaming again after 10-15 seconds.
For more information on ways to avoid burning yourself, please take a look at this article.
Spiritually Balanced practices both in-person and virtual consultations. It is not necessary to meet face-to-face to utilize any of our practices. Spiritually Balanced holds an office in Austin, TX, but is equipped to meet with individuals across the globe.
Wherever you steam is entirely your preference. Vaginal steam sessions are held in-office and can be booked privately or with a group of your closest friends. If you are utilizing the menstrual care analysis to alleviate imbalances, it’s recommended to steam at home in order to more effectively follow your individualized protocol. All in-person menstrual care analyses come with an in-office steam session.
Spiritually Balanced sells both vaginal steam saunas as well as herbs so you can practice your self-care and follow your protocols from the comfort of your own home.
Steaming can be a useful tool to use during your conception journey. If you are currently trying to conceive, you may steam every month until ovulation. Once you have ovulated and have had intercourse with the goal of pregnancy, stop steaming. Steaming after conception can cause a miscarriage in early pregnancy.
If you are having difficulty conceiving and would like to use vaginal steaming to help you on your journey, it is highly recommended that you and your partner pause conception efforts for 3-6 months in order to regulate your cycle and prepare your body for a baby! Although this may seem scary and impossible, it is the best course of action to take. Utilizing this pause and steaming for the whole month will heal your body of imbalances much faster, can improve your egg quality, and balance hormones. All of which are imperative to a healthy pregnancy and baby.
This is entirely a personal preference. Steaming has been shown to clear out scar tissue reversing these procedures. If you would still like to steam and have had a tubal ligation, please another form of birth control to ensure unwanted pregnancies are avoided.
Steaming after uterine ablation can potentially heal the scar tissue covering the uterine walls, thus reversing the surgery. If you had this procedure done to address heavy bleeding, you can alternatively use herbs, steaming, lifestyle adjustments, and moxibustion therapy to regulate your menstrual cycle and bleeding.
Vaginal steaming can be very effective in healing from infections. It is only contraindicated if there is burning itch or current herpes outbreak present. If a person chooses to steam while experiencing a burning itch or outbreak, the steam may exacerbate the symptoms causing an undesirable experience.
The short answer is, yes. Although depending on which form of birth control you are using, some precautions have to be made. Steaming while you are taking any form of birth control will help to ensure that your body is working as optimally as possible as well as decrease the side effects typically experienced when you come off of the birth control.
Nuvaring: It is safe to steam if you use the Nuvaring as your main form of birth control although it is recommended to take the ring out prior to steaming as this form birth control releases hormones based on heat. Removing the Nuvaring prior to steaming and leaving it out for 20 minutes post steam session will ensure that you are still using the safest practices and getting the best protection from this form of birth control.
IUD: It is safe to steam with the IUD. If you have chosen this method of birth control, it is recommended that you practice a mild 10-minute steam session. This is because steaming for longer than this time can cause the cervix to open and the IUD to fall out.
Pill: Steaming is not contraindicated on the pill. In fact, it can help your body to cleanse itself properly each month as there are several case studies showing that taking the pill can lead to an increased likelihood of stagnation.
Essure: It is NOT recommended to steam if you use this form of birth control. Vaginal steaming has been reported to dissolve scar tissue, which would dislodge this structure from your fallopian tube. If you choose to steam while using this form of birth control, please implement a backup birth control to avoid unwanted pregnancies. **This device has been taken off of the market. If you currently utilize this form of birth control, please consult with your doctor.**
Nexplanon: Vaginal steaming may compromise the efficacy of this birth control. It is not recommended to steam unless you utilize a back up form of birth control.
Steaming is not done during pregnancy with the exception of when you have reached full term. Steaming during any other stage of pregnancy can clear out the uterine lining and embryo, inducing a miscarriage.
Steaming is traditionally considered safe to help aid labor at the end of pregnancy, except in the case of placenta previa. You can begin steaming for labor prep once you are full term. Most OBs will usually say you are full term at 37 or 38 weeks.
Steaming has also been shown to be safe and effective at helping to induce labor, decrease tearing and the need for episiotomies, it helps to soften the tissues of the pelvic floor which better prepares the birther’s body for labor. Vaginal steaming is also wonderful for postpartum healing and has been used for centuries to do so.
This depends on what life stage you are in! Read on for details during various life stages.
Menstruation or Interim Bleeding: Steaming is not done when you are fresh bleeding or spotting. When you are bleeding or spotting the uterine artery is opened. The warmth, herbs, and circulation increase from the steam can trigger cases excessive or flood bleeding in small amounts of cases if you steam while you are bleeding.
If you are having brown spotting it is okay to steam.
It is safe to steam if you are utilizing fertility assistance methods up until the time of transfer or implantation. Clients have even reported a higher rate of successful pregnancies if they have steamed prior to IUI/IVF treatments. Steaming is no longer safe to practice post-transfer/post-implantation as it can cause miscarriages in early pregnancy.
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