HOW DOES YONI STEAM WORK....

      Yoni steaming works by supporting your body through its natural processes. Many reproductive challenges such as menstrual cramps and infertility can be caused when there is an excess build-up of uterine lining that was not shed in previous cycles “encrusted” to the inside of the uterus. Because this material is built up over time, the uterus and the muscles around it work excessively hard to shed it, often causing pain and fatigue. A yoni steam works by applying gentle heat, as well as moisture that carries medicinal plant oils, to the exterior tissues of the vagina (the tissue referred to as the vulva). The warmth and moisture increase circulation to the vulva, causing it to swell and expose the inner labial mucus membranes. These tissues are very porous and absorbent, allowing the bloodstream to pick up the medicinal oils and carry them into the internal reproductive system, including the uterus. There, they work to help the uterus cleanse and release what is built on its lining, and the result is a healthier, more pleasant cycle and a more connected woman.

YONI STEAM CONTRAINDICATIONS

TIMES WHEN IT IS NOT SAFE TO STEAM, include but are not limited to:

1) During pregnancy; Steam helps open the cervix, which is not safe during pregnancy. 

2) During menstruation/ period; During the monthly bleed/ period the uterine arteries are open and as steam increases blood flow, it is not safe to steam. 

3) If you are prone to or are experiencing spontaneous bleeding, bleed in-between periods, or have two periods per month; As steam increases blood flow, if you have the above experiences please work with a Certified Vaginal Steam Practitioner to ensure that you follow a safe steaming schedule. 

4) In extremely hot weather; Vaginal steaming warms the body and in circumstances of extremely hot weather, it is not advised. 

5) When trying to conceive, after ovulation. When trying to conceive, it is NOT safe to steam after ovulation and before menstruation/ confirmation that you are not pregnant. Therefore, when trying to conceive, only steam during your follicular phase (in-between menstruation and ovulation) and do not steam after ovulation, insemination, or IUI/IVF transfer until menstruation or a doctor confirms that you are not pregnant. 

6) When using certain procedures and interventions for birth control. Vaginal steaming may cause the reversal of the following procedures and interventions: Endometrial Ablation, Tubal Cauterization, Essure, and the patch hormonal birth control that prevents pregnancy by thickening the uterine lining. If you are using any of these methods of birth control, please back them up before vaginal steaming.