What is a Yoni Steam?

You may have come across the lingo through Gwyneth Paltrow or Tia and Tamera’s blogs…forget about the Hollywood buzz. The art of vaginal steaming dates back thousands of years through indigenous African, Mayan, Native American, Caribbean, and Asian cultures. It is mentioned in early chronicles of Spanish friars.

A yoni steam is a warm steam bath for the vagina. It combines a customized blend of herbs and warm steam generated from a pot beneath a seat.

Yoni translates to ‘sacred seat' all encompassing of the reproductive system: physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Why would I do such a thing?

A yoni steam is a gentle way to bring warm steam and heat to the pelvis and to the womb, increasing circulation and energy flow. The moist heat opens up the pores of the tissues and the herbal infusion offers the medicinal benefits of the plants. The vaginal tissue is one of the most porous and absorbent of the entire female body. As a result, the steam is supportive for women’s reproductive, urinary and digestive health.

The customized blend of herbs is crafted together based on a client’s intake of her health concerns, symptoms and focus points.

A yoni steam is a very gentle process that does not involve any sort of high-pressure application of hot water or steam. The steam does not enter through the vagina itself, but rather the porous exterior tissues.

How long do I steam for?

The herbal infusion is placed into a pot beneath a yoni seat. During the session, a woman will sit comfortable on the seat. She is dressed comfortably and wrapped in a blanket to keep the body temperature warm. The steam session will last anywhere from 20-45 minutes. This time is devoted to breathing, meditating, reading, journaling and moving into a place of self-care.

What are the benefits that can be gained from a yoni steam?

  • Steams can support reducing the pain, bloating and body fatigue that is associated with menstruation.
  • Support reducing the stagnant blood flow that appears as brown or purple in the beginning or end of menstrual flow
  • Can support toning and healing the vaginal tissues after birth
  • Can enhance and increase fertility
  • Can reduce the symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness and discomfort
  • Support natural detoxification processes in the body
  • Can offer anti-microbial properties to the body
  • Can support releasing stored emotions and trauma in the sacral chakra
  • Invites a new connection with the female body and recognizing the sacred place of creativity and flow

Benefits vary from woman to woman

What are contraindications of doing a steam?

  • Pregnancy
  • IUD present
  • Active Herpes outbreak
  • Severe Infection

Who can benefit?

Any woman from the onset on menses beyond wise woman years, outside of contraindications listed above.

What type of herbs are used?

All the herbs used are food-grade, certified organic herbs.

Disclaimer: The practice of yoni steaming is a sacred wellness practice that is offered with the intention for each woman to devote to divine self-care. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Those seeking treatment for a specific disease should consult a qualified integrated physician, preferably a holistic physician, prior to participating in the service.

What clients are saying

Our wombs hold much wisdom & house our emotions, innocence, intuition & intelligence. Most of us have never been taught how to care for ourselves never mind our womb. In an age where more & more women take a pill to cease menstruation, Kate is on a mission to re-connect the feminine with her radiance once again. I recommend her services to women of all race, gender & age.
I recently had a Womb Wellness session with Kate and felt compelled to share my personal experience in the hopes that more women will utilize Kate’s offerings & empower themselves to let go & surrender to their beauty, grace & inner wisdom.
Kate is one of the most supportive, compassionate & intelligent women I have come to know, appreciate & respect. She soothingly guides you through a meditation as you receive the warmth & comfort of the steaming herbs, inviting you to dive deeper into yourself & gently unearth the shadows shading your light. Upon Kate’s exit, I was able to sip soothing raspberry tea & journal as my experience began to unfold.
The naval candle & castor clay abdominal cleanse was profoundly relaxing & once again Kate’s soothing soft voice navigates you into deep restoration & release. I felt a sudden shift occur here as a lot of stuck energy began to surface & there was a subtle letting go as I relaxed deeper into the nurturance of the treatment.
The session ended with a 25 minute sauna detox which enabled toxins to eliminate through the sweat glands. There is always this feeling of renewal after a sauna session but especially following this particular treatment.
Over the course of 48 hours post session with Kate, I continued to experience a powerful release of emotions & felt more comfortable surrendering to my own vulnerability which is often a challenge for me.
Thank you Kate for your light a beautiful experience!
— K.H.
I have known Kate for years and have been fortunate to watch her evolve as a holistic health practitioner. When I learned about the womb wellness service: yoni steam, castor oil/clay pack and sauna therapy she was offering, I was excited to try these ancient healing practices but a little nervous about the intimate nature of the treatments. However, within minutes of our consult, Kate put me at ease and created a space where I felt safe and allowed me to be receptive to the session. Through each of the various services, Kate was attentive, nurturing and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable which allowed me to transition into a relaxed and meditative state so I could fully embrace the physical, emotional and energetic healing techniques.
I highly recommend the womb wellness treatment with Kate for all women. This is a unique and specialized service that can have a wide range of benefits and support overall wellbeing.
— B.W.