How Do Yoni Steams Work? The Basics
Updated: Mar 25
What is a Yoni? In Sanskrit, the term “yoni” refers to the entire female reproductive system, the word itself means Sacred Space or Temple - it includes the exterior vulva to the internal womb all of which stand to benefit from the medicinal properties of the yoni steaming herbs.
Why Yoni Steaming (Bajos)? The benefits are endless! Here are just a few: Helpful for painful menstruation, fertility enhancement, postpartum recovery, irregular cycles, pelvic pain, and vaginal dryness. It assists in reducing old blood from the womb after menses, speed healing and toning after birth or womb trauma, treating chronic vaginal and yeast infections and maintain healthy odor. Also helps with the healing of hemorrhoids. Increases cervical fluids, relax vaginal canal and cervix, nourish and tone the uterine lining, and tighten vaginal muscles.
The result is a healthier, more pleasant cycle and a more connected person.
How does a Yoni Steaming work? When dried herbs are placed in the hot water, the volatile oils that contain medicinal properties are released. A yoni steam works by applying gentle heat, as well as moisture that carries these volatile oils, to the exterior tissues of the vagina (the tissue referred to as the vulva).
The warmth and moisture increases circulation to the labia, causing it to swell and expose the inner labial mucous membranes. These tissues are very porous and absorbent, and the bloodstream picks up the volatile oils can carries them into the inner reproductive system, including the uterus.
Thus, the herbal steam increases circulation, thins mucus and revitalizes the entire system, allowing it to shed unnecessary membranes and build-up.
“… I had been suffering from some hormonal imbalances,vaginal dryness and over all drained energy. Mikaela was amazing and her energy was on point. She walked me through it all and stayed until we finished… I gave my offerings and the herbs back to the earth… I definitely felt balanced… and can’t wait to do another one soon!” Shellynn + Business Owner