The V-steam (or vaginal steam bath) is a seated steam treatment using medicinal herbs infused in water.  Vaginal Steam baths, known as “chai-yok” in Korea is an ancient ritual for the enhancement of female pelvic and uterine health. It’s been used for centuries to treat a myriad of female gynecological conditions and is used routinely after childbirth to consolidate and heal the pelvic area.  The treatment is natural and non-invasive.

Historically, there are many ancient Asian medical texts referencing the vaginal steam as a common, legitimate gynecological treatment.  Women who had  benefited from vaginal steam (referred to as wormwood sitz steams) would be those who suffered from fertility issues, uterine fibroids, painful menstruation, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse, irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, reproductive adhesion/scar tissue, previous vaginal tears  or dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.  It was known to assist in correcting digestive disorders while soothing the nervous system. The natural healing properties were  said to help maintain internal health as well as keeping your skin looking young. Traditionally, it was use after childbirth promote healing and, “to please the husband later,” thus, returning the pelvic  area to it’s previous condition.

V-Steams have a considerable amount of benefits for today’s woman. V-Steams increase circulation to the pelvic floor muscles, uterus, and vulvar skin area. The heat from the V-Steams can consolidate the area and  increase blood flow;  brings more oxygen and health to the pelvic region. V-steams are also regularly used to soften scars associated with childbirth or pelvic surgeries, in the perineum. In many cultures women steam regularly after their monthly cycles as a form of uterine cleansing. V-Steams are most often used to improve fertility and can be used in conjunction with fertility treatments.

How does it work?

Our office will carefully select herbs that can nourish, tone, heal, increase oxygenated blood flow, promote cleansing, and make supple the vaginal and uterine tissues. Externally, the moist heat enters the pores of the tissues it comes into contact with. Internally, the water vapor carries the medicinal benefits of the plants into the orifices (vaginal tissue is one of the more absorbent tissues of the female body.) This is absorbed into the tissues and enters the bloodstream, having a direct healing affect on the female reproductive system.

Think of this luxurious, pampering modality as a facial for your lady parts. V- Steams are a natural and non-invasive ritual for women, and have been for centuries.  Call our office and see is V-steam is for you.