This is the most frequent question I am asked before a client walks out of the doors of Her Sacred Place for the first time. You can bet it will be during the initial consultation or after their steam is completed. Either way, it is a popular question and not an easy one to answer. How often you should vaginal steam depends on the reason why you chose to steam initially. If there is nothing going on and you are steaming for general or preventative health, the general consensus is to make sure to steam at LEAST once a month (every 4-5 weeks). If you find yourself steaming for a particular reason, I have listed a few options below along with frequency. If you are dealing with anything not on this list, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Remember, steaming is at your own risk and should not be done unless you have been consulted. You should NOT steam if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, or have any vaginal bleeding or spotting. The list below is a short overview with minim
um details and it does not take a place of a consultation to review all problems prior to beginning steaming.
Steaming for Period-Related Problems
If you are suffering from severe stagnation (dark, clotty, painful periods), heavy periods, long periods (more than 5 days), nausea, unbearable cramping, vomiting, PMS and/or PMDD, I recommend steaming twice a month – the week prior to expecting your period and a few days after your period goes off. Once the period problems are alleviated, the steaming plan can change. However, it is best to stay on this plan at least 6- months even if you see changes immediately. You should use the herbal blend found HERE for this steam.
If you are interested in gaining more information about how you can reduce heavy periods in addition to your steaming regimen, please send e-mail to email@example.com.
Steaming for Vaginal Infections (Bacterial Vaginosis & Yeast Infection)
If you are currently suffering from what you believe is a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, the best course of action is to steam daily until all of the symptoms of the infection is gone. This could take 3-10 days of steaming, but it is the best course without antibiotics. For a quicker alternative or if you suffer from chronic infections (more than 3 infections a year), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative solution and a more in-depth plan to combat vaginal infections. You should use the herbal blend found HERE for this steam.
Steaming for Fibroids
This one is tricky because it depends on the number of fibroids, location, and the symptoms you experience. It is best to book a consultation by e-mailing email@example.com to determine which steaming plan is best for you.
Steaming for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
While steaming is not proven to cure PCOS,
my clients report a drastic change in symptoms quickly after consistently steaming. These symptoms include a more regular period, less painful periods, reduction in heavy bleeding, and change in facial hair. If you want to see how steaming has helped with reduction in actual cysts, I recommend visiting your doctor every 6 months after beginning the steaming process to determine the change in cysts. You should use the herbal blend found HERE for this steam.
Steaming for Endometriosis
Like steaming for fibroids, this one is complex. Steaming for Endo could depend on the stage of endometriosis as well as the frequency of bleeding you experience. You MUST do a consultation and I caution clients with endo to talk with a professional before beginning the steaming process. There is no cure for endometriosis but steaming typically helps with the excessive bleeding, frequency of bleeding, and heavy bleeding associated with this condition.
In the end, you should ALWAYS consult with a professional before beginning a vaginal steaming plan and never steam at home if you have not done it by a certified facilitator. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Steaming.