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Exploring the Art of Yoni Steaming

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You may have come across the lingo through Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, the Housewives 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.

Yoni translates to ‘sacred seat' and is  all-encompassing of the reproductive system: physically, emotionally and energetically . Every woman has a yoni regardless if organs are present or not.

A yoni steam is a warm steam bath for the vagina. It combines a customized blend of herbs and steam generated from a pot beneath a seat. It is a healing, rejuvenating and grounding experience that can be a vehicle in whole body support and radiance on all of these levels.


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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 center (all encompassing), 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 organic 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.

Aside from the physical benefits, the yoni steam can offer healing on the emotional and mental levels.


What to look for when seeking out a yoni steam session:

Since the yoni is the seat of a woman’s soul, this should be regarded in a sacred  and respectful approach and it is important to work with a trained professional.

Seek treatment from a practitioner who has undergone a certification to understand the physical, emotional, mental and energetic components of a woman’s body ESPECIALLY her sacred terrain!  The practitioner should have an womb certification and a background in herbal medicine.

I am proud to share that my education encompasses herbal science, nutrition and I have completed  both a certified womb training and continued education in this work; along with my own personal healing journey.


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 and in the privacy of her own room. She is dressed comfortably wearing a steam skirt/dress, 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 connecting to one’s self.


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

  • Steams can support reducing the pain, bloating, body fatigue and digestive distress 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; as well as regulating monthly flow

  • Can support reducing inflammation from endometriosis and fibroids

  • Can reduce the build-up of cysts on the ovaries

  • Can support toning and healing the vaginal tissues after birth

  • Can enhance and increase fertility

  • Can support physical and emotional healing after miscarriages and abortions

  • Can reduce the symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness and discomfort

  • Support natural detoxification processes in the body

  • Can balance pH levels

  • Can support urinary health and lower occurrences of UTI’s

  • Can offer anti-microbial properties to the body reducing yeast infections, parasite infections and candida (paired with an anti-microbial diet).

  • Can soothe, repair and restore after reproductive system cancers as well as rectal cancer

  • Can support releasing stored emotions and trauma in the sacral chakra

  • Invites a connection with the female body and the sacred place of creativity, flow, intimacy and passion in life

  • Can be used as a celebration of releasing old lovers, cultivating space for new lovers (Did you know that a woman holds onto the energetic imprints of all of her sexual partners in her yoni?!)

Benefits vary from woman to woman.


What are contraindications of doing a steam?

  • Pregnancy-the steam can relax and open the cervix

  • IUD present *the heat can cause contractions of the uterus and extract the IUD (causing tearing in vaginal canal)

  • Active Herpes outbreak-as the steam is too stimulating to the body

  • During Menstruation- as it can induce heavy bleeding. It is best to be done pre/post menstruation.

Again, we are advocates of working with a trained professional who can educate you on the contraindications


Who can benefit?

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

We will device a plan of when to steam during the month based on health focus points.

What type of herbs are used?

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

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Can Men benefit from a steam?

Yes! Lingam steaming is supportive for prostate health, as well as reducing occurrences of hemorrhoids. Lingam steaming is beneficial to cleanse, tone and heal reproductive health for men as well as support emotional and energetic health.

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**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.**



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What clients are saying:

“Kate Strakosch is a beautiful beam of radiant sunshine for women. Her sensitivity and thoughtfulness to women’s bodies through the care and repair of the womb allowed me to go deeply into my own wounding to unearth and release past traumas. Her womb wellness treatment is like a spa day for the yoni. There was the perfect balance of support and time with Kate as well as alone time for me to process what was coming up. For a few days after I felt a warmth in my womb, I’d never experienced before. Kate’s inner and outer space is so comforting and peaceful. Her attention to detail heightens your sense of awareness. As we women start to wake up and understand that our own essence is connected to the womb of mother earth, we will then begin to heal the planet by first healing our own wombs.” — Summer, everyday healer + yoga educator

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.

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. -K.H.

Womb Wellness & Detox Packs

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The womb is our connection to the very essence of what makes us women.
This space within a woman’s body is the “house” of our Sacred Seat.
The Sanskrit name for a woman's womb is known as 'Yoni'.
This is all encompassing of the reproductive system: physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Every woman has an energetic connection to healing and nourishment through her womb, regardless if her organs are present or not.

One of the tools that we offer under our Womb Wellness Services is a 'Womb Detox Pack'. This is a combination of castor oil and bentonite clay applied over the lower abdominal area and over the liver (located under the right rib-cage). After the pack is applied, it is covered with infrared heat. 

We focus both on the liver and lower abdominal area to support the whole endocrine system. The Thyroid produces T4, and sends T4 to the liver to be converted to T3. When the liver is congested, it cannot process the T4 and then thyroid imbalances can occur.

The liver loves love and attention. It is one of the most forgiving organs in the body. It takes on a big role of filtering and detoxifying everything that the body is exposed to through food, water, personal care products and environmental exposures.

The body produces excess hormones during the different times of the month when a woman is cycling and the liver needs support to keep the filtration system flowing.

 Some of the benefits that can be gained from using womb detox packs include:

  • Supports an increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Supports removal of impurities and heavy metals
  • Supports pain relief
  • Cleanses and purifies the skin
  • Reduce symptoms of PMS
  • Soothes and eases congestion in the liver and lower belly
  • Supports ovarian health
  • Supports fallopian tube health
  • Supports uterine health
  • Deepens the connection to the body: physically, emotionally and energtically
  • Healing to the body after cesarean births (as castor oil can help disipate scar tissue)

***Belly Wraps are not intended to treat or cure medical conditions.  Please seek the advice of a medical practitioner.

Learn more our Womb Wellness Services here

 

 

What is a Yoni Steam?

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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.

What is Womb Wellness?

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THE WOMB IS THE SEAT OF A WOMAN'S SOUL.

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  • The womb is our connection to the very essence of what makes us women.
  • This space within a woman’s body is the “house” of our Sacred Seat.
  • The Sanskrit name for a woman's womb is known as 'Yoni'.
  • This is all encompassing of the reproductive system: physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Why is Womb Wellness Essential?

Environmental toxins get ingested, inhaled or absorbed through our skin.

Our body is designed to detox naturally; this is a function that it does every single day.

Unfortunately, it can only do so much and sometimes the exposure outweighs the body’s mechanism to flush the toxins out.

Most toxins are fat-soluble, meaning they are stored in the fatty parts of the body.

Two very fatty parts of the body are the brain and the endocrine glands. The major glands of the endocrine system include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid and adrenals.

Toxins not only cause physical symptoms in the body such as weight gain, joint pain, skin irritation, poor digestion, infertility, heart disease, diabetes, headaches, constipation, poor skin tone, weak muscles,

But they manifest in other ways as well such as anxiety, depression, irritability, brain fog, restlessness, poor sleep quality.

Womb Wellness Services help to support natural detoxification in the body, and support hormonal balance.


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Benefits of Womb Wellness

  • Detoxifies the womb and remove toxins from the body.
  • Regulates irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
  • Significantly reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation.
  • Decreases menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.
  • Can increase fertility
  • Heals and tones the reproductive system after birth.
  • Treats uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse & endometriosis.
  • Assists with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy, or C-section scar.
  • Assists with the healing of hemorrhoids.
  • Treats chronic vaginal/yeast infections, and works to maintain healthy odor.
  • Relieves symptoms of menopause including dryness or pain during intercourse.
  • Release stored emotions


Sunshine Kate's offers Womb Wellness Services in our office and in the comfort of your own home including yoni herbal steams, castor oil/bentonite clay womb wraps and therapeutic yoga and meditation classes

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