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Yoni Steaming is a very gentle process that does not involve any sort of high-pressure application of hot water. Although it is often called the “Vaginal Steam,” many prefer to call this gentle process Yoni Steaming because it is more than simply the vagina and external organs that benefit from the steam. In Sanskrit, Yoni is known as “sacred temple” or pathway, a place to access our wisdom, and our power.

DISCLAIMER: This information has not been evaluated by  FDA. There have not been any scientific studies on Yoni steams, all reported benefits are based on personal accounts. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Consult a qualified health care professional if you think you may have a medical condition or concern.

ORIGIN: The Yoni (Vaginal) Steam dates back thousands of years and is seen in almost every indigenous cultures. from Africa, Asia, India, the Mayan, Greece, Palau and Native American cultures. Known as Yoni Steam, V-Steams, Vaginal Steaming, Chai-yok, or Bajos, Yoni Steaming has been used as a common ritual to honor and connect with feminine energy. Yoni Steams can be utilized to restore balance and clear away stagnation and many other issues. It's popularity has been steadily growing in the West, and for good reason. 

Yoni Steaming allows women to reconnect with their bodies in a positive loving way which helps to clear blocked energy. There is a wisdom worth exploring in practices that have been passed down for centuries. At Selfe Steam Nola, we are dedicated to honoring a tradition for women to experience a positive and relaxing way to nurture and connect with themselves. This takes place in our private, modern and tranquil setting.

How long is a Yoni Steam appointment?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead give you some time to park, fill out intake form, and consultation.

A Yoni Steam appointment is an hour for arrival, changing, mediation, and prayer time (by choice). Your steam is 30 mins.


How private is the session?

Extremely private. While this service is usually done in a private room or communal room, Selfe Steam Nola recognizes the cultural diversity and offers individual rooms providing complete privacy and tranquility. You are in a full length gown during your steam. Your body is never touched by anyone other than you. Your modesty is never compromised.

Durning busy days 3 ladies per room max. Private room can be requested prior to arrival. Durning the weekend it will be a up charge rate.


Most commonly, vaginal steaming is used by midwives for postpartum care right after a woman has a baby. 

Vaginal steaming is also used as a hygienic post-period practice to get any left-over blood out of the vaginal tract once the period is over.

Lastly, vaginal steaming is used to treat gynecological problems. Cramps, trouble conceiving, infections, fibroids, cysts, dryness...vaginal steaming helps to naturally get rid of the problem. 

From the first period to post-menopause, it is an important tool for self-care.

Can I steam without the use of herbs?

Yes! We offer steaming without herbs.

What does the word Yoni mean?

Yoni is the Sanskrit word for vagina, and also means "divine passage" or "sacred temple".

Does Yoni Steaming really work?

There will always be those who doubt remedies that are not proven by modern science. However, Yoni Steaming is a tradition that has stood the test of time. For generations, women have shared their success stories and in the past several years most major cities in the US now have Vaginal Steaming salons

I've had a partial or total hysterectomy. Are there any benefits of vaginal steaming for me?

Yoni Steaming is great for all aspects of female health, so it can definitely still be beneficial for you. Although all or part of the physical uterus may have been removed, the energetic center remains and can benefit from the warmth and clearing. Steaming is also great for increasing moisture, circulation, addressing odor and balancing vaginal pH which helps to prevent infections and bacterial vaginosis. Of course it is also a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself, which is always a lovely benefit.

Can Yoni Steaming increase sex drive?

Yes, Yoni Steaming may enhance sex drive. On an emotional level, Yoni Steaming supports us to cultivate a profound sense of self-love and increases our self-confidence (especially as it relates to our Yonis), which has great implications for a woman's sex life. On the physical level, Yoni Steaming increases circulation and increases lubrication, which is clearly great for the libido and sex life as well.

Can I still benefit from a Yoni Steam if I have already gone through menopause?

Absolutely! Women in any cycle of life can benefit from a Yoni Steam, especially those who are menopausal. A Yoni steam is very moisturizing and may help to relieve dryness and may increase elasticity. It has been known to reduce severity and frequency of hot flashes and also really helps you sleep soundly. It is a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself, which is always a lovely benefit.

I have no Yoni "issues". Can I still do a steam? 

Steaming can be done even when you don’t have any symptoms or issues as it can nourish, strengthen, and tone and tighten the uterus. Steaming enhances vaginal and uterine health and promotes emotional well being as it is relaxing and meditative and part of a self care routine.

When should I avoid doing a steam?

  • Pregnant or if there is any possibility of pregnancy. 

  • During your menstrual cycle. 

  • Experiencing a fever. 

  • Have an IUD (please remove before your service)

  • Experiencing extremely heavy flowing menses. 

  • Have any open cuts, wounds, stitches and or sores. 

  • With genital piercings. ALL Piercings must be removed prior to arrival because they may heat and possibly cause burning.

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