Vagina Steam Baths. V steam is an age-old remedy that detoxifies your vagina by cleansing it with herbal steam. You take off your clothes waist down, squat without underwear over a steaming pot of water infused with therapeutic herbs like mugwort and wormwood for minutes.
I love a good self-care trend. Give me a way to drastically improve my life with just one minute treatment and I will truly commit. So when I heard about Gwyneth Paltrow's yoni steam endorsementI knew I not only had to try it, I had to put a LOT of unrealistic expectations on what the treatment would do for me, and how it would totally change my love life, my mind, and possibly my tax bracket.
But is it really that weird? Here, writer Kate Wills tells us about her own experience of a "vagacial" When Chrissy Teigen shared pictures of her vagina steam with her
But have you heard of vaginal steaming? Also called V-steaming, this centuries-old practice is said to impart a range of health benefits, from detoxifying the womb after childbirth to tightening the vaginal opening, improving blood circulation to the pelvic area, minimising vaginal odour, helping with vaginal and urinary infections, relieving menstrual cramps, aiding fertility, and balancing your female hormones. Like a spa treatment for your vagina It is not clear exactly where V-steaming originated, but the ancient Greeks, Mayans, Koreans and Indonesians were all known to practise some form of vaginal cleansing or other, using steam. In Korea, the ritual is called chai-yok; in Central America, it is called bajo; and in Indonesia, it is called ganggang.
This is not a New Age fad but a tradition from cultures around the world including Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, and the Maya. Other herbs to consider include burdock leaves, chamomile, dandelion, motherwort, lemon balm, red clover,and yarrow. Practitioners use a variety of herbal combinations, for conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis.
Photo by Flickr user Shardayyy. I have a great vagina. Really, I do.
Join the club! Sign up for our newsletter. The day I ordered my first vaginal steaming kit was also the first time my three-year-old nephew noticed his testicles.
And we're ready to follow the herd shortly after, especially when it comes to improving sex life. The popular down under treatment, vaginal steaming, commonly known as v-steam, is an ancient Korean treatment that provides a steam facial for the vagina to release toxins. Although there is no clinical evidence to support the benefits of v-steams, there is a surplus of anecdotal evidence that supports its healing powers, from soothing menstrual cramps to boosting fertility in women, but should we all flock together for this trend?
So much stress. It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels. The V-steam is the Americanized version of a centuries-old Korean tradition called chai-yok, during which women hover over a piping hot cauldron of Wormwood and Mugwort to be thoroughly cleansed from the inside out.