Yoni Steam in San Diego: Benefits + Tips for Newbies

Yoni Steam in San Diego: Benefits + Tips for Newbies

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Feeling called to give your lady bits some TLC? Yoni steaming might be one way to do just that! With wellness herbs and warm steam, this practice can offer an abundance of benefits. Read on to learn more plus explore local yoni steam San Diego resources.
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What is a Yoni Steam?

Also known as vaginal steaming, this practice involves sitting over a pot of steaming herbal water. While this is a newer practice to the West, yoni steaming is connected to an ancient Greek tradition known as “fumigation.”

There are many different herbs you can use to support your desired intentions. Basil, rosemary, lavender, mugwort, wormwood, sage, rose, and chamomile are a few off the abundant list.

Yoni steam benefits

The reasons why women partake in this ritual can vary and it “isn’t always about menstrual irregularities,” shares herbalist Angelina Keselburg. Some believe it can also tonify vaginal tissues and support transitions like break-ups.  Here are some of the other potential benefits of yoni steaming:

  • Assist in reducing intercourse pain
  • Support the healing of emotional or sexual trauma
  • Reduce uterine fibroids, PCOS, & endometriosis.
  • Ease menopausal symptoms
  • Detoxify the womb space
  • Strengthen orgasms
  • Increase libido & reignite sensual passion

Fertility support

Yoni steams may help moisten uterine membranes so they are more receptive which may improve the conditions for conception to occur. If you are trying to conceive, it is recommended to steam during your follicular phase until ovulation.  Do not steam after possible conception or if you think you are pregnant.

After miscarriages

For supporting the physical and emotional release of a miscarriage, yoni steams may be helpful tool for igniting healing and recovery. After experiencing the miscarriage it is important to steam only after the bleeding has stopped.

Postpartum support

The nourishing warmth from the steam may support a postpartum body by helping it release fluids and shrink the womb back to its pre-pregnancy size. A healthy woman with a natural birth can have three yoni steams within the first nine days postpartum.

Yoni Steam San Diego

DIY yoni steam tips for newbies

Whether you yoni steam at home or at a spa, you can expect the treatment to last between 20 to 45 minutes. If you are not sure what herbs to use, we recommend seeking out professional help from a certified practitioner or herbalist.

What you will need:

  • A private space for you to relax
  • Herbs: we recommend the yoni steam blend by Herbal Tonix
  • A pot with a lid
  • A cooking spoon for stirring
  • Boiling water
  • Yoni steaming seat:you can make shift one with just a towel
  • A long skirt or blanket.


Start by filling one third of your pot’s capacity with water. Once the water has reached its boiling point, add your herbs, stir, and cover with the lid. As it steeps, you can prepare your space with sound healing music, candles and incense.

Since you will be sitting for 20 – 45 minutes, we recommend making yourself some cacao or herbal tea.

If you don’t have a yoni steaming seat, you can easily makeshift one by rolling a towel long ways into a donut to place on the rims of your pot. You can find a visual tutorial here. Once your herbal infused water is ready, sit on top of the yoni steaming seat and cover yourself fully with your long skirt or blanket.

Important information to note:

  • If it feels too hot and is burning, come off the pot, re-lid and wait until it reaches a comfortable temperature.
  • Stop completely if you feel a burning sensation beyond temperature.
  • Avoid use if you are menstruating, pregnant, have any infections or cuts, or have an IUD
  • Do not steam if you have herpes sores or open blisters.

Yoni Steam support in San Diego

Urbal Tonix

A place where you can find beautifully crafted yoni steam herbs and women’s tonics, Urbal Tonix holds workshops and events for women within the San Diego community. You can also inquire for herbal consultations for personalized regimens.

Rebirth Massage

Rebirth in Mission Valley specializes in massage therapy for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. This wellness center offers yoni steaming, herbal consulations and regular membership packages.

1545 Hotel Circle South #150, San Diego, CA 92108

Steam Sistahs

Offering a personalized at-home yoni steam service, Steam Sistahs offers a plethora of herbal wisdom and yoni steaming blends.

Yonie Essentials

Offering a variety of tools and herbs for women’s health, Yonie Essentials offers a variety of services like personalized yoni steams, body work, facials and more.

2340 E 8th Street, STE H, National City, CA 91950

Yu Spa

This Korean spa in Kearny Mesa offers a variety of traditional Asian spa services, including a 40-minute yoni steaming session ($50).

3927 Convoy St., San Diego, CA 92111

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DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem without consulting a qualified healthcare provider. 

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