Yoni steam (also called vaginal steaming, v-steaming, yoni steaming, or vaginal smoking) is a well-being therapy practice 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, ease of bloating and cramps, increase in both circulation and lubrication, increase your sex drive, and help 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, and birth and helps to speed up healing and recovery post-birth.