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What are Vaginal Steam Baths?
a blog by Marc Sklar, February 5, 2014
Vaginal steam baths are used to assist in the cleansing of the uterus in conjunction with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy for the treatment of numerous female symptoms.
The formulation of a vaginal steam bath consists of aromatic, cleansing herbs that will penetrate into the uterine wall. The therapeutic effects of thermotherapy and aromatherapy contribute to the effectiveness of this treatment. Overall the bath aids as a uterine lavage or internal cleanse of the membranes that often accumulate incompletely flushed debris/fluids from cycle to cycle. In addition, the bath introduces healing warmth and softens and nourishes internal membranes.
The baths can safely be combined with either natural cycles or any cycle involving assisted reproductive technology such as IUI or IVF. There have been known to help with infertility disorders and other reproductive health conditions.
Consider adding vaginal steam baths to your self-care routine if you experience:
- Painful periods
- Dark blood at the beginning or ending of your menstrual cycle
- Irregular periods
- Cervical stenosis
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
Please, do not start having vaginal steam baths without consulting your practitioner. Herbs and frequency would vary depending on your specific conditions.