(So much more than yoni/vaginal).
This may be the first time you have come upon this. It is not so strange – just women’s business – and even in all European cultures – steam and herbs were part of the rich tapestry of life prior to the advent of chemicals and the retail industry called ‘health care’.
Most indigenous cultures knew that women’s vulnerable bits need some loving. All cultures had their own ways of ensuring women were looked after all through their life stages and processes.
The information below is for interest only and is not designed or intended for use to side step your own initiation into this gentle, effective and totally safe way to assist in women’s self help.
Maybe come in and do a short course with me?
Contact me to find out more.
Plants and their products have always been used to help heal. There is much on the internet with information that used to be secret women’s business now. The various named conditions such as endo and PCOS, fibroids and cysts and general tumours need attention – not removal or forcing to conform. The body grows as a response to instructions.
Most traditional cultures had women’s ways of knowing – although the dominant Western one seems to have lost these down the centuries. The burning of witches and the adoption of all surgery at the loss of hands-on gentle touch for self healing is just one way colonisation happened.
I learned more of steaming, after first experiencing this in Korea.
A common daily occurrence – totally normalised.
I went into this deeply after learning the Maya healing traditions.
Rosita Arvigo has a wealth of lineage related works – herbal and deep personal care of the ways of the Maya in Belize.
More on how to set this up at home
I use this all day to perch on whilst working on the butt massage and other pelvic opening I attend to.
Need a slow cooker ideally – ceramic. Tend it carefully – I heat it up with very hot tap water whilst boiling the electric jug. The warmed pot is then covered with herbs and l carefully pour the boiling water over – turn on high (lid on) and leave maybe 15 minutes and then sit.
Assemble the toweling.
Arrange a ring or a small towel – hygenic and comfortable.
All ready to sit upon.
Just need to catch the steam so it goes up into you!
NEVER EVER use essential oils.
MUST use real plants – either dried (not from the cookery section – real organic for teas is best) or fresh – from the veggie store will do – mint, oregano, basil and rosemary for starters as a chronic infection control /clean out.
You do not need a certificated process – this is what was passed down mother to daughter in so many cultures. Why have we allowed the men’s ways (retail industries all made on the idea we need to have ‘validation’) to take over what is nature’s bounty?
This PowerPoint presentation that summarises what I feel that you need to know is below
Here is what one woman has written about this .
Korean style V (also A = anal for guys) steams .
Vaginal steaming to make all down below welcoming and luscious .. what might a ‘V-steam’, do for you.?
All cultures looked after new mums. Also how to care for the vulnerable women at bleeding and post birthing. Mother roasting or steaming was so often a central part of the healing post natally. All phases of a woman’s life.
My personal introduction was here. In Korea, I was ‘roasted’ . ..
Women who had tended successfully their families and their loved ones have been called many names buy those who have much to gain by surplanting them. Superstitious/pagan/old wives’ tales, old fashioned – what else was thrown at them. Steaming is part of all the older midwifery traditions in various cultures and needs to return.
You can work it out yourself – many have put information up on web sites. .
This was what I cobble dtogetrh in a space I was to present the Arvigo Self Care training in NZ in late 2016. Amazing what you can find ..
The bolster is to get the angle right – knees up means up perineum and also you can then (when you sit forwards) if female, feel the steam rising into your vaginal area. Yum!!
The old chair is a beginning
We would have a dedicated steaming pot /stool and area and use it daily.
I have a room.
See the purpose built stool available from me here
- Not if pregnant/ immediately after birth
ALTHOUGH – many cultures went straight to the steamer. One woman I worked with had been placed on it 3x daily for 3 months from immediately after birth.
- trying to be in second half of cycle,
- when bleeding/with period,
- in an active infection,
- or when we have devices or mesh added in within us.
Here is a great one site to look through and PLEASE download her free eBook.
Also see how the lovely stool is situated, and read the info
and also here – a kitchen variety steam and information
An irreverent modern day misses’ version of an old Korean practice – an enlightening look into one woman’s first ‘v steam’ here.
Another spa offering V steams .
Post partum care including V steams
Doctors may disagree (they have little idea of how to help a body heal naturally as it is outside their scope of practice)- here is an answer to this In addition I would strongly suggest that you visit with someone who has done the Maya massage courses so they can do a complete healing for you.
Maybe book a session in my clinic?
A womb room.
Offered as part of the intensives I run
By the time you find me you likely have been to all the ‘bit’ people.
Spent so much effort and money and time on pills potions and herbs and diet changes – many a visit to an acupuncturist, a physical therapist of whatever persuasion . .
When all the time, the answers were not (as you have found) to be there.
But in . . . Where is she? This will make all the difference – in her rightful place
Past trauma attended to.
and of course – you knowing how to look after yourself – not run off to someone every few weeks/months.
What we do impacts – change this and change your life.
You may actually need to be put back together.
We start with the Gentling Ways I have formulated as an amalgam of all the past 40 years in and around Brisbane working as a woman’s specialist and in traveling the world to each and to discover more have taught me.
In my clinic I have a dedicated steam room – my favourite space.
As an older woman, I cannot imagine living without steaming.
I suggest if possible you attend one of my workshops.
Views from ‘the throne’.We sit and ponder
Or read the works of the women who have added so much to the ways we can help ourselves
Working with men
Please look to the Power Point on this site as I have a section on men’s work.
So easy to make. So soothing on all levels . . .
Just make sure you ‘dress’ it up as in the presentation above – and there is a section on men’s health on this. Enjoy!!
Let us retrieve folk lores, home remedies and granny medicine before it is all too late.