Most of the side-effects reported while steaming are positive. Users have reported better sleep and lucid dreams; relaxation; decreased swelling in legs and feet; decreased abdominal bloating; slimmer waistline; increased libido and sexual sensation; increased Amrita (female ejaculate/vaginal nectar) and fertility; decrease in breast soreness; fewer headaches; fewer PMS symptoms and improved emotional balance; increased circulation and energy; tingling feet; glowing skin; reduction in incidence of hormonal acne; increased lubrication; scar tissue softening; more toned vaginal canal; and harmonisation with the moon cycle.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Steaming is a cleanse. Some of the possible signs that yoni steaming is working is if you experience... The urge to urinate while steaming; brown discharge after steaming; increased clots or cramps during the period; increased dry cramps; increased irregular vaginal discharge (white, yellow, green, thick, clumpy); emotional release; periods that come earlier or later than expected. All of these signs are a normal part of the cleansing process and these signs will go away once the cleanse is complete. Please note these positive changes and let me know about them.
1) Go to the bathroom directly prior to yoni steaming.
2) Learn proper period care. Avoid tampon use (the blood is supposed to flow out of the body) and instead use organic cotton pads or period panties. The period is a uterine cleanse and if you support it the clots can easily clear out. Plugging up with tampons - or even mooncups - on the other hand, prevents the old residue from clearing out and that is often the cause of cramping. It's also important to rest during your period and to eat the right foods. More information on proper nutrition/holistic sexual self-care will be found via my upcoming Yoni Vitality membership site (visit www.yonieggs.co.za and sign up to my mailing list for details of when this opens for enrollment).
3) Increased vaginal discharge can be addressed by using cotton underwear liners and a peri-bottle throughout the day to clean mucus off the skin, if necessary.
If steaming causes a rash, bumps, headaches, itchiness, diarrhea or the onset of fresh spotting or inter-period bleeding, this could be a sign that your steam protocol or herbs might need to be adjusted or that there is an allergic reaction. If these signs occur please let me know so that I can adjust the steam session as necessary or make a referral.
In 99% of all cases using a mild steam session and mild herbs will prevent any of the above signs from happening so it's very important that you give honest answers in this intake form so that I can set up a steam session that will fit your needs.
"I understand that yoni steaming may have positive or negative side effects as a result of doing a yoni steam session. I accept full legal responsibility for my choice to do a yoni steam session and waive the responsibility of the practitioner (and the facility where the steam session takes place, if not at my place of residence) fully and completely in the case that any of the named side effects (or others) may occur.
My printed name and date below represent my signature and agreement to the above."