Yoni steaming, also called vaginal steaming, v-steaming or vaginal smoking, is a wellbeing therapy practise of sitting or squatting above a container of hot water infused with herbs, and allowing the steam to cleanse and soothe the exterior of your vagina.
As well as purported benefits to the regulation of your menstrual cycle, yoni steaming can give relief from symptoms of menopause, and the ease of bloating and cramps, an increase in both circulation and lubrication, increasing your sex drive and helping you get in touch with your personal arousal.
Clients have reported feeling empowered, invigorated, and rejuvenated by the procedure.
Most practitioners have a special seat for the procedure (sometimes called a yoni steaming stool or vaginal throne), especially when it is provided by a spa, and herbs used include mugwort, wormwood, chamomile, calendula, basil and oregano.
The procedure is sometimes performed by a Doula who helps support women through pregnancy, birth and helps to speed up healing and recovery post-birth.