Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2019-05-10T12:06:53+00:00
Who should be yoni steaming?2019-04-30T19:18:44+00:00

Yoni steaming is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your body and reignite your vibrancy. We encourage most women to try a yoni steam (aka. vaginal steam)! You are likely to see great benefit to this ancient remedy if you suffer from irregular or painful periods, infertility, uterine fibroids, perennial tears, bladder and yeast infections, vaginal or ovarian cysts, hemorrhoids or scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies and laparoscopies. Yoni steaming is also recommended even if you are not experiencing any of the above, as it is a great way to soothe and pamper yourself, and is known to relieve anxiety in women.

What is it?2019-04-30T19:07:32+00:00

A relatively new technique, Ultrasound Cavitation is used predominantly for fat reduction. Cavitation is a natural phenomenon based on low frequency ultrasound and is the sculpting of the body without the need for anesthetic.  It is a risk free procedure avoiding scars, discomfort and downtime and is seen as a safe alternative to liposuction.  The ultrasound produces a strong wave of pressure that target the fat cell membranes.  The membranes cannot stand the pressure thus disintegrating into a liquid state, which, is naturally eliminating, resulting in instant fat loss.

Who should NOT be yoni steaming?2019-04-30T19:19:17+00:00

First and most importantly, women who are pregnant, or think there is any possibility that they might be, should NOT do any type of yoni steam. Doing so may endanger the pregnancy, as many of the herbs used can alter hormone levels and can cause contractions of the uterus. For the same reason, it is also not recommended for women who have an Intrauterine Device (IUD). Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are encouraged not to steam until the symptoms have passed. Women also should not steam while menstruating or when open sores or blisters are present.

How does Lipo Cavitation work?2019-04-30T19:08:41+00:00

A specially designed hand piece is applied to the target area by a fully trained therapist.  The hand piece transmits strong low-level ultrasonic waves, which consist of compression – expansion method that travel in high-speed cycles.  Rotating this cycle, back and forth will cause an infinite quantity of micro-cavities (micro-bubbles) to enlarge.  It is the progressive enlargement of the micro-cavities that turn to collision & implosion, producing emission of shockwaves that favor emulsification & elimination of the fat tissues in the target area (this phenomena is called ‘cavitation’). The lymphatic & urinary system easily vacuum’s this liquid from the body, resulting in fat reduction.

How often should I yoni steam?2019-04-30T19:20:08+00:00

As part of an overall self-care regime, we recommend that women steam two to three times per month, always during weeks in which you are not menstruating. Women who suffer from pain, bloating or exhaustion during menstruation should steam two to three times within the week before menstruation. Women who are experiencing fertility challenges should steam once per week, and maybe twice during pre-ovulation, to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious. They should expect to steam for three months before seeing results. For the postpartum, a yoni steam may be done three times per week for four weeks to facilitate healing and toning of the uterus and vagina (please be sure there are no open wounds and that you are no longer bleeding). Women who are experiencing or who have passed menopause should steam at least three times per year for maintenance, but may steam more often if it feels right. If your challenges are chronic, you may want to steam up to three times per week to ensure the greatest results.

Where are fat cells stored?2019-04-30T19:09:00+00:00

The size of the fat cells in each person can differ greatly, regardless of size or weight but the number of fat cells, are the same. Fat is primarily stored inside adipocytes as triglycerides and can be found between the muscles and the skin membrane.

Why isn’t it recommended that women with an Intrauterine Device (IUD) do a yoni steam?2019-04-30T19:20:43+00:00

It is not recommended for women with any kind of IUD to steam because the medicinal properties of the herbs are intended to cause the uterus to contract and shed its lining. When an IUD is present, the risk is that this could cause the uterine tissue to shed or contract in such a way that it could dislodge, shift or expel the IUD. With that said, some women with IUDs have tried the Vibrant Souls Devi Steam and have reported great results, including reduced cramps during menstruation. However, Vibrant Souls does not advocate for steaming with an IUD, and doing so is at your own risk. You may want to talk to your local women’s health care provider for his or her thoughts on this.

Why should a yoni steam not be done during menstruation?2019-04-30T19:21:42+00:00

During menstruation, the uterus is in its natural process of shedding and releasing. Because this is already an intense, downward moving energy, the added stimulation of a yoni steam may cause heavy bleeding and excess material to flow out. For this reason, it is best to yoni steam on the weeks in which the uterus is in its more restful state.

What happens to the released fat?2019-04-30T19:09:20+00:00

Excess fat is released in to the interstitial space between the cells during and following the cavitation treatment.  Here it is metabolized to glycerol and fatty free acids.  Glycerol that is water-soluble is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as an energy source.  The insoluble fatty free acids are transported via the liver and kidneys and processed as if fatty acids from foods and then eliminated naturally from the body.

Why should a yoni steam not be done during pregnancy?2019-04-30T19:24:01+00:00

Yoni steams encourage the uterine lining to shed any excess build up each month. This is important to note because, in the case of pregnancy, the uterine lining is built up in order to create a nourishing haven for a fertilized egg and growing fetus. Therefore, anything that causes the uterus to contract and cleanse itself, such as a yoni steam, should be avoided so that the lining stays intact.

How long does it take?2019-04-30T19:09:45+00:00

Typically a single fat cavitation session lasts forty minutes when treating a single part of the body.  A minimum of 72 hours is required between each session so the body can finish the elimination of the fat.  For the best fat reduction results, between six and ten sessions is recommended.

What herbs are typically used to steam and why?2019-04-30T19:24:59+00:00
  • Mugwort: In addition to fighting infection through its antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, mugwort balances female hormones and stimulates the production of hormones that help to maintain uterine health as well as protect the uterus from things such as ulcers and tumors. Mugwort steam opens the pores, allowing the beneficial herbs to penetrate into the blood stream. In addition, mugwort helps to stimulate menstrual discharge and ease cramping.
  • Rosemary: An aromatic and antimicrobial herb, rosemary treats bacterial infection, speeds wound healing, inhibits yeast growth, and stimulates menstruation.
  • Lavender: One of the most relaxing herbs we have, lavender supports healing, and it also promotes menstrual flow.
  • Yarrow: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, treating ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health.
  • Motherwort: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, eases uterine cramping, and may help treat uterine fibroids. Motherwort stimulates uterine tone and blood flow.
  • Calendula: Aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears, or hemorrhoids.
  • Rose Petals: A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that is wonderful for pampering.
What can be treated with the lipo cavitation system?2019-04-30T19:10:08+00:00

All areas with localized fat such as thighs, abdomen and the buttocks are the most appropriate to be treated.  The treatment works on Cellulite, the reduction of general fat and for skin tightening.  For Cellulite the ultra sound focuses on the superficial fat tissue.  Best results are achieved when the ultrasound is applied in conjunction with the radio frequency.

What should I expect after doing the steam?2019-04-30T19:25:51+00:00

Your the menstrual cycle can and does change after doing a yoni steam. Often, there is a great deal of material that is “encrusted” to the inside of your womb, which is expelled after doing the yoni steam. The herbs have a powerful effect on the uterus, dislodging much of what is stuck. Sometimes this means your flow will be very heavy, dark and thick for just a day or two, and other times it just extends the length of your period to get it all out. Ultimately, your next period will be much lighter and more pleasant than ever before. Other than feeling relaxed and pampered, you should not expect to see results immediately after the steam (there will be no visible discharge at the time). For more information on what to expect, and whether or not your results are “normal” check out our blog about yoni steam results.

Who is suitable?2019-04-30T19:10:37+00:00

A full assessment during the pretreatment consultation will determine your suitability.  People who experience cardiac or vascular diseases, carry a pacemaker should avoid this type of procedure.  Similarly, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.  If you are in any doubt, please consult with your Primary Care Physician.

I had discharge or bleeding after I yoni steamed. What does this mean?2019-04-30T19:26:23+00:00

If you have a lot of “induration” (stuck material) inside your uterus, you can probably feel that it really wants and needs to come out. In this case, the herbal steam may immediately help to loosen it. This could result in the uterine lining shedding, which would of course mean bleeding, even if it is not the usual time of the month. Don’t be alarmed, even if a lot of material comes out over the next few days. 

Is it safe?2019-04-30T19:10:59+00:00

Yes.  This is a nonsurgical procedure that is non-invasive and requires no recovery time.

I experienced cramps after yoni steaming. Why would this be?2019-04-30T19:27:04+00:00

Again, if the lining of your uterine walls is indurated, there is likely a great deal of material left over from past cycles that need to be released. With the support of the herbs, your uterus will begin to work hard to release the stuck material. Because your uterus contracts when it works, this could cause some discomfort in the short term, but there is no need to worry! Your future cycles should be more comfortable as a result.

Can I lose weight with Ultrasonic cavitation?2019-04-30T19:11:18+00:00

Cavitation is not designed specifically to lose weight, more so to reshape the body.  It is particularly effective in the reduction of the adiposity (love handles) that is hard to reduce through diet and exercise.  The treatment offers similar results to liposuction as it removes the cellulite and prevents it from recurring without damaging the vascular system.

Does yoni steaming really work?2019-04-30T19:27:47+00:00

There will always be those who doubt remedies that are not proven by modern science. However, yoni steaming is a remedy that has stood the test of time. For generations, women have shared their success stories among one another, and are only now beginning to share them with the world. Still unsure? Read these testimonials from women who have used the Vibrant Souls Yoni Steam blend.

What are the instant results I can expect?2019-04-30T19:11:37+00:00

Some clients have experienced up to 5cm of circumference reduction after a single session.  More significant results will be experienced after the second and third treatment.

What are the long-term results I can expect with Lipo Cavitation?2019-04-30T19:15:31+00:00

Gradually over a number of weeks, the body will clear down the broken down fatty tissues, which will result in a volume reduction of fatty tissues.  It is not uncommon to achieve results of up to a 10 cm reduction in body mass by the end of the course of treatments.  These results will be long lasting, provided you follow a healthy diet and exercise program.  If you over eat or consume too much alcohol, fat can easily be deposited back in to the body.

My doctor told me not to try vaginal steaming. Why would this be?2019-04-30T19:28:22+00:00

Some Western medical doctors may be resistant to the idea of vaginal steaming. This is not because the treatment is dangerous or ineffective. It is simply because this is an ancient remedy that is not taught in medical schools, and there are no scientific studies to “prove” it’s effectiveness, and Western doctors often feel quite uncomfortable about it as a result. However, the women who utilize this treatment understand that millennia of women’s wisdom and testimonials are just as valid, if not more valuable, than a scientific study in a lab. We recommend that you ask your doctor his or her reasons for the resistance to the treatment to better understand if the recommendation to not steam is specifically related to your unique body, or is a general statement about the practice itself. Most importantly, listen to your own intuition as your guide

How long do I have to wait for another treatment?2019-04-30T19:15:08+00:00

The fat is eliminated from the body approximately 3 – 5 days following the treatment, therefore an interval of one week is recommended.

When is the best time of the month to steam?2019-04-30T19:29:04+00:00

You can steam at any time of the month, as long as you are not menstruating. It is typically recommended that for treating menstrual pain, you do you at least two vaginal steams in the week leading up to your period. After doing so, you will likely see a change in the fluid you pass when your period begins. You may also steam once after your cycle ends, to clear out any excess materials.

How many treatments will I need?2019-04-30T19:14:19+00:00

Between 6 – 12 treatments is recommended, however, you should experience significant results from the third session onwards.

How long after birth should I wait to steam?2019-04-30T19:29:33+00:00

We recommend waiting until you are no longer bleeding before doing a yoni steam. Spotting, with dark colored blood, is okay. Obviously, in cases of extreme bleeding or hemorrhaging, a yoni steam would be contraindicated. There is not a point at which it is too late, as you will receive the benefits any time you decide to steam. Women who choose to do their first steam 4 or more months after giving birth often report getting their first cycle, even while still breastfeeding.

Do I need to diet & exercise?2019-04-30T19:13:55+00:00

Drinking water is a necessary part of the fat elimination process so we recommend drinking 1.5 liters of water both before and after each session. A low calorie diet and regular exercise should be maintained in order to aid the body in naturally passing the fat through it’s own natural filtration system.

I am struggling with fertility challenges. Can yoni steaming help?2019-04-30T19:30:10+00:00

Yes! Yoni steaming has been seen by many women to support with fertility. There may be many reasons for fertility challenges, but one of those reasons is induration (build up of material) on the uterine wall. Yoni steaming helps to loosen that material and allow it to release through menstruation, making space for the fertilized egg to successfully attach itself. We recommend combining yoni steaming with abdominal massage therapy – the deep external massage on the uterus – for a dynamic approach that has brought many women success. It is recommended to steam at least once per week, when you are not menstruating, for three months before expecting to see results. Do not try to conceive during the 3 months of yoni steam, as the cleansing action may prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall. After the 3 months of yoni steaming and abdominal massage therapy, you may resume trying to conceive and hopefully have successful conception within one to three cycles.

I have a uterine fibroid. How can vaginal steaming help me?2019-04-30T19:30:54+00:00

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus. A vaginal steam may support this issue in that the medicinal properties of the herbs would help the uterus to shed the excess/non-essential tissue or cells, in this case the tumorous ones. The Vibrant Souls Devi Steam contains Motherwort because this plant is thought to be especially useful for treating fibroids and polyps. The blend also contains calendula and pink rose petals, which serve to cleanse and nourish your healthy uterine tissue. The catch is, you should not steam while you are bleeding, especially while bleeding heavily, as is often the case with uterine fibroids. When you are not bleeding, you may try a vaginal steam to gently but effectively encourage the uterus to take care of itself. Start by steaming twice per week, on the weeks that you are not menstruating, for 3-4 months to see if there is a shift.

Are there ashy side effects to this treatment?2019-04-30T19:13:39+00:00

There are rarely any side affects, however there may be the slight possibility of some transient redness, excessive thirst or nausea immediately after the treatment, which can be resolved by simply drinking water.

How is vaginal seaming beneficial for women pre- or post menopause?2019-04-30T19:31:38+00:00

Yoni steaming is a wonderful treatment for pre and post menopausal women, as it may help shed excess uterine material as well as keep you connected to your powerful creative center. Whether it’s used for cycling or menopausal women, the steam contains herbs that are specifically indicated to help cleanse the entire reproductive system and purge anything that is built up inside the uterus. Teacher of Maya medicine Rosita Arvigo states that women who have gone through menopause should still steam at least three times per year, and that likely, material will come out every time. In addition, many have shared that steaming has helped with post-menopausal vaginal dryness, internal discomfort, and pain during intercourse.

What are the pre-treatment and post treatment guidelines?2019-04-30T19:13:21+00:00

Maintain a low calorie diet for a few days following the treatment to ensure the energy released is properly utilized and metabolized by the body. Drinking water is a necessary part of the treatment to facilitate the elimination of broken down fat.  After the treatment, patients are able to return to their daily activities as usual.

I’ve had a partial or total hysterectomy. Are there any benefits of vaginal steaming for me?2019-04-30T19:32:17+00:00

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 circulation, eliminating odor and eliminating bacterial infections such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, cervicitis and Trichomoniasis (according to the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism). Of course it is also a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself, which is always a lovely benefit.

Isn’t it contraindicated to steam if I have a bacterial infection (i.e. bladder infection, yeast infection, or bacterial vaginitis)?2019-04-30T19:32:57+00:00

On one hand, some say it is contraindicated to steam with any kind of bacterial infection because, in general, introducing heat and moisture to a bacterial infection is not the best way to treat it, and may make it worse. On the other hand, if you are using antimicrobial (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal) herbs like mugwort, rosemary, and lavender (which are all contained in the Yoni Steam), the properties of which are carried by the steam into the pores, then you may actually be effectively treating the infection by killing the microbes that cause it. We have heard several testimonials from women who have experienced rapid and thorough relief from yeast infections, bladder infections and bacterial vaginosis using the Yoni Steam. So while you want to monitor your symptoms carefully to ensure they are not worsening, the steam is worth a try if you are experiencing chronic symptoms.

Does yoni steaming increase sex drive?2019-04-30T19:33:28+00:00

Yes, yoni steaming can definitely increase 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. In fact, the very act of steaming is slightly arousing, which helps us get turned on!


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