Vaginal steaming, or commonly known as V steaming, is a natural way to take care of your lower body. It has been in practice for thousands of years, and women all across the globe have experienced this soothing therapy and freed themselves from a number of bodily discomforts. V steaming provides a variety of benefits, including reduction of menstrual pain, hormonal balance, improved fertility and alleviated pain during intercourse.
V steaming is also used during pregnancy, but only under the supervision of an experienced midwife or medical professional. Pregnancy takes a huge toll on a woman’s body, and that is why V steaming can be incredibly rejuvenating and can aid in preparing a woman’s lower body to give birth. If your midwife or doctor suggests trying out V steaming, know that the process will relax the womb and widen the cervix, both of which can ease complications that arise during childbirth.
This relaxing and effective steaming requires the use of a handful of potent herbs. Rosemary, lavender, mint, yarrow, calendula and basil are herbs that are often used in creating a V steam blend.The herbs are crushed together then added to a pot of boiling hot water. You can also add crushed flowers to the blend for added aroma. Similar to how a hot, steamy shower softens your skin and is an important part of the exfoliating, scrubbing, and moisturizing process, monthly V steaming sessions help regulate your lower body.
V steaming can also help heal yeast infections, vaginal dryness, and hemorrhoids, and it can balance your pH levels. After pregnancy, V steaming is often cited as one of the most effective methods to heal the severely strained vagina and womb.
Once the mother has successfully given birth to her child and stops bleeding, V steaming can be incredibly relaxing and soothing, both mentally and physically. V steaming allows a woman’s body to naturally cleanse itself; the warm steam draws out any lingering toxins, blood, and discharge. This steam also increases blood flow to the womb and vagina and in turn soothes these strained areas.
Though V steaming has been around for hundreds of years, there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what the process entails and if it safe to do during pregnancy. Always consult with a medical professional before trying it out, but know that V steaming is an incredibly powerful process. If you have recently given birth, try this organic steaming session to heal and sooth your body. Best of all – it can be performed from the comfort of your home!