Michelle Czolba, M.Sc. has formally studied and experienced the School of Hard Knocks, herbalism, natural skin care, magical traditions, and permaculture. Her mission is to arouse the development of wildly natural, ecstatic women and men around the world. She does this through teaching and sharing about natural body care, self-love, and ancient practices of transformation, empowering people to touch the bliss and beauty of the Divine in themselves. Connect with her at her site.
Pussy spa? Hell yeah!
Some call it V-Spa others Yoni Steaming and others Vaginal Steaming.. however you want to call it this treatment works wonders if you want a healthy and juicy vagina. Let’s check it out:
Vaginal steaming is an ancient healing technique used to empower, beautify, cleanse, tone, heal and rejuvenate the intimate area of a woman. It is an all-natural and super simple practice combining the powers of heat, steam, water and herbs.
Vaginal steaming is as old as the hills. It has been used since centuries by women all around the world. In Central America it is known as Bajos, in Korea as Chai Yok and in Indonesia as Ratus.
Vaginal steaming is a fantastic way to not only heal yourself from physical imbalances in your intimate area but also from emotional trauma. The heat and steam help release unwanted energies.
Some women do a vaginal steaming session right after a sexual relationship ends. Many of them reported it helped them to let go of an ex-lover’s energy and helped them open up again and invite new experiences.
Steaming works on two levels. It works with the powers of heat and steam and the healing power of medicinal plants.
#1 Heat and Steam Technique
The moist and the heat open the pores of the tissue, which are incredibly absorbent.
The steam carries the medicinal benefits of the plants, including volatile oils and deposit them in the surface of your skin.
Afterwards they are absorbed into the vaginal tissue (the most absorbent of the entire female body) allowing it to enter the bloodstream and have a direct healing effect on the reproductive system and the uterus.
The heat and medicinal steam, increase circulation, thin mucus and actively dislodge & remove encrusted materials from the uterine walls, which help the uterus function at its best and reduces your discomfort.
Cleaning the membranes of the vaginal tissue and uterus is one of the main purposes of a vaginal steam.
It is considered the magical ‘pill’ for stagnant fertility conditions, and for incomplete emptying of menses during each cycle.
#2 Plant Medicine Technique
If you want to have a next-level vagina steaming session you are better off using herbs instead of essential oils.
Essential oils might be too strong for the delicate and soft tissues of your yoni.
Let me share with you a list of some really awesome herbs to use in during your pussy spa and some very general guidelines for choosing the best ones for you.
For my ‘spiritual’ ladies: It can be a great idea to choose plants with which you have a spiritual connection. This might give your emotional well being an extra boost.
Great Herbs for Your Vaginal Steaming
Different herbs have different healing properties. Here’s a list of different herbs for different female issues:
Increases circulation to the reproductive organs
Helps clearing out old fluids
Works as antiseptic and purifies
#2 Mugwort, Oregano, Basil
stimulates blood flow in pelvic and uterus
stimulates life force energy
reduces painful menstruation
is an emmenagogue; stimulates menstruation
Incredibly relaxing; calms the mind and body
Nourishes the nervous system
cooling effect on inflammation
antiseptic; aiding in healthy uterine function
Used to induce perspiration & cleansing of the vaginal tissues
Aids in the healing of vaginal tissue
#5 Rose petals
Its gentleness is relaxing & uplifting
Used as astringent to tissues of the genitals
Used for toning, tightening
decreases your period discharge
#9 Lemon Balm
soothing for a itchy vagina
helps with fibroids and polyps
Other powerful herbs:
Mugwort, oregano and basil are a good blend for general health purposes
Other herbs that can be used in combination with the above are: Burdock leaf, St. John’s Wort, Yarrow, Red Clover, Damiana, Chamomile, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Wormwood and Squaw Vine
Medicinal herbs for a healthy womb: Red Raspberry leaf, Juniper, Motherwort, Peony, and Dong Quai
Tonifying herbs: Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Cedar Berries, Rose and Juniper
Vaginal steaming is powerful stuff and anything powerful has to be done with care. In the case of vaginal steaming it is important to know that there are times and cases when it should NOT be done (due to its effects on your circulation).
It’s also important to know that the first menstrual cycle after your steam will most likely be different and can include lots of chunks (darker in color) and can have “funny” textures.
But don’t worry it’s all part of the healing. Trust your body.
The gynecologist Lissa Rankin had some wonderful thoughts for those unsure about trying Vaginal Steaming:
I’m a big fan of checking in with your lady bits. What does your body tell you? Is this for you? If not, skip it. But if the wisdom of your body speaks to you and says, “YES!” pay attention.
That little voice can be much wiser than any randomized controlled double-blinded clinical trial. And as long as you’re not putting your body in danger, what’s the harm? Worst case scenario the pores of your vulvar skin are squeaky clean and tightly closed. And if it works to help you meet your goals, more power to ya.