Who is this for?
This is recommended way to set up your steam session if this is your first time using a vaginal steam sauna.
After your first steam it may be appropriate to switch to the advanced set up, however this isn’t recommended for the following sensitive users:
- Women with short menstrual cycles (27 days or less)
- Women with IUD’s
- Women prone to infections (bacterial, yeast, viral, herpes)
- Women with other indicators of excess heat (i.e. hot flashes, nightsweats, infections, burning sensation)
- Women under the age of 13
- Fresh interim bleeding or spotting in between periods (or more than one period per month)
The above users will use mild steaming most of the time. Although gentle, it can be very effective over time.
What to do
- Fill your stainless steel or cast iron pot with 1.5 – 2 litres of fresh water.
- Put the hot plate into the sauna and turn on to high making sure you leave the lid off the sauna to prevent it from getting too hot.
- Bring to the boil then turn heat source to medium.
- Add your herbs to the pan and leave for 10 minutes with the lid on.
- Turn the heat source off.
- Place pot into steam sauna, or whichever steamer you are using, making sure you don’t burn the surface the steamer is on.
- Check the temperature of the steam with your inner wrist.
- If it feels comfortable you are ready to sit on your steamer.
10 minutes with no heat source under the pan while steaming.