Yoni steaming does have possible side-effects for some women, and some women shouldn’t steam particularly if they are on certain medications. Do not steam at home if you’re unsure of the possible risks and are on birth control, medications or even drink alcohol regularly! There are certain herbs that conflict with these substances in your body and we want to support you, not make things worse..

Women who should not steam:

  • Pregnant women (the clearing-out effect can sometimes lead to miscarriage in early pregnancy)
  • Menstruating women (can cause heavier flow + dehydration)
  • Women with their tubes tied (cleansing of your reproductive system and scar tissue can make you fertile again)
  • Women with infections characterized by a ‘burning itch’ (steaming can cause heating effects if this is the case)

Women who require a practitioner and should not steam at home:

  • If this is your first ever yoni steaming session
  • If your menstrual cycles last less than 27 days
  • Women who experience hot flashes or night sweats
  • Women with an IUD (either marina or copper)
  • Young women (13 yrs or younger)
  • Women prone to yeast infections or who have herpes
  • Women on any form of birth control
  • Women who are on any form of medication (some herbs react with meds so to make sure we compose the right herb pack for you, let your practitioner know what you use and why)
  • Women who drink within 24 hrs of steaming (before and after)

Women who can steam from home:If none of the above affects you, then steaming is generally safe. 

We do recommend you book a mini-consultation at the VERY LEAST before steaming at home to ensure you are educated in best practice and get the most benefit out of your steam. 


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Is yoni steaming safe?

When performed correctly and with appropriate precautions, yoni steaming is generally safe for most individuals. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional if you are pregnant, have an active infection or open wounds in the vaginal area, or have any specific concerns or medical conditions.

What are the potential benefits of yoni steaming?

Yoni steaming may offer various potential benefits, including improved menstrual health, reduced menstrual cramps, enhanced vaginal pH balance, increased circulation in the pelvic area, and relaxation of the pelvic muscles. It is also believed to support overall feminine wellness and reproductive health.

How long does a yoni steaming session last?

A typical yoni steaming session usually lasts around 20 to 30 minutes. However, the duration may vary depending on personal preferences and the specific protocol recommended by your practitioner.

How often can I do yoni steaming?

The frequency of yoni steaming sessions can vary depending on individual needs and goals. Some individuals may choose to steam once a month, while others may prefer a more frequent or less frequent schedule. It’s important to listen to your body and consult with a qualified practitioner who can guide you based on your unique circumstances.

Can I perform yoni steaming at home?

While it is possible to perform yoni steaming at home, it’s recommended to consult with a trained practitioner who can provide proper guidance and ensure the use of suitable herbal blends and safe practices. They can also tailor the treatment to your specific needs and address any concerns you may have.

How should I prepare for a yoni steaming session?

To prepare for a yoni steaming session, it’s recommended to drink plenty of water before and after to stay hydrated. It’s also helpful to wear comfortable clothing and bring an extra layer or blanket to keep warm during the session. Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation beforehand can enhance the overall experience.

Are there any conditions or situations where yoni steaming is not recommended?

Yoni steaming may not be suitable for everyone. It is not recommended during pregnancy, as the rise in body temperature could potentially affect the developing fetus. Additionally, if you have an active vaginal infection, open wounds, or have recently had gynecological surgery, it is best to avoid yoni steaming. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or a qualified yoni steaming practitioner to discuss any specific concerns or medical conditions you may have before undergoing the treatment.

What to wear during a Yoni Steaming session?

Something loose fitting that will fall around the enclosed stool.