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The Healing Benefits of Vagina Steaming

Vaginal steaming may sound like the latest celebrity quirk or fad, but, in truth, it has some surprising health benefits and a history of healing. Also known as V-steaming or yoni steaming, vagina steaming has its roots in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Historically, the practice was used to treat a variety of ailments – infections, hemorrhoids, infertility, and painful and irregular menstrual cycles – by allowing the gentle warmth of herbal steam to saturate the exterior of the vagina and rise into its interior depths. The thin, delicate, visceral walls of your vagina absorb the steam from herbs in specific combinations.


Vagina steaming is a centuries old, intense, ancient remedy proven to support feminine wellness. By directing a beneficial, herb-infused steam into the vagina, you treat that specific area. Some of the herbs used in vagina steaming include mug wort, wormwood, chamomile, calendula, basil, and oregano in varying combinations. If you’re trying yoni steaming at home, squat over a bowl, wrapped in a warm blanket for 20 to 40 minutes to reap the benefits. Because the skin on your vagina is delicate and sensitive, be careful not to bring your vagina into direct contact with the hot water. The benefit is in the steam and its internal healing properties.


Vagina steaming in our Portsmouth, VA salon is a safer alternative. Our technicians and practitioners are professionally trained to offer safe, relaxing herbal treatments and massage therapy. Leave the mixing and measuring to us. You’ll relax on specially designed chairs while the herbs and steam go to work soothing the most intimate – and often overlooked – part of a woman’s body.

The vaginal steams we provide offer many of the following remedies:

  • Regulate irregular periods
  • Alleviate chronic yeast infections
  • Relieve aches and symptoms related to menopause
  • Relieve the heavy flow accompanying difficult periods
  • Reduce the painful bloating and fatigue of monthly periods
  • Soothe and heal the vagina and uterus in the aftermath of childbirth
  • Relieve infertility, especially in combination with specialized fertility massaging


Head to toe self-care is important and should not be overlooked. After all, you can’t take care of the rest of the world unless you take care of yourself. That’s where we come in. While you’re at our spa, make this one-of-a-kind experience a full-on self-care session. While you’re relaxing over a vaginal steam in our spa, put other measures of self-love and self-reflection into practice. Leave your phone in your locker to eliminate any potential distractions. Indulge in one of our facials or relax your mind with meditation, aromatherapy, white noise, or calming instrumental music. Complete your day in our spa with a follow-up massage.


Recently thrust into the spotlight by actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, V-steaming is most often considered a natural method of cleansing the vagina and uterus. It has additional benefits, though, including relieving stress, alleviating depression, reducing infection, balancing hormones, eliminating headaches, and treating periodic or chronic fatigue.


At Instinctive Massage, we treat the whole woman – body, mind, and soul. We’re a boutique spa with an atmosphere that’s simultaneously replenishing, refreshing, and rejuvenating. Are you ready to experience the uniquely intimate service of vaginal steaming? Contact us today to uncover the most personal self-care practice you’ll ever undergo and soothe your body from the inside out.

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