How does V-Steam Work?
A client sits on a sanitized custom designed "V-Steam Throne" while enjoying a relaxing herbal steam treatment. The tissues of the vagina, and the anus, are especially porous and absorbent, and the warmth of the steam works to soften and open them. When the herbs are placed in hot water, their medicinal properties, including volatile oils, are released and carried to the surface of your skin and to the inside of the vagina where they are absorbed into the bloodstream, and ultimately into the uterus.
Who should get a V-Steam?
Yoni steaming is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your body and reignite your vibrance. We encourage most women to try a yoni 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.
Who should NOT do a yoni steam?
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.
Why should a yoni steam not be done during menstruation?
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.
Why should a yoni steam not be done during pregnancy?
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.
What herbs are typically used to steam and why?
• 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.
My doctor told me not to try vaginal steaming. Why would this be?
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 often should I do a yoni steam?
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.
When is the best time of the month to steam?
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 long after birth should I wait to steam?
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.
I am struggling with fertility challenges. Can yoni steaming help?
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?
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 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.
Will yoni steaming increase my sex drive?
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!
We live in a society fraught with pollutants and toxins – natural and synthetic. They exist in our air, water, food, clothing and the environments in which we live, work, play and sleep. Cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine are also major sources of toxins. With our society’s busy lifestyles and the increasing pollution in the environment, our bodies are encountering and storing unwanted toxins on a daily basis. Tissue acid wastes, chemicals and heavy metal residues now build up in our body faster than ever before, resulting in a greater incidence of allergies and mental and physical incapacitation. Pimples, rashes, dark circles under the eyes, swollen joints, often indicate a build-up of tissue acid wastes inside the body. Our bodies are depleted of crucial life-giving elements, leaving us to feel drained of energy or unable to heal naturally from illness, injury or medical procedures.
To relieve the strains on our organs, particularly the kidneys, liver, intestines and immune system, it is more important than ever to maintain a detoxification regimen. The Ionic Detox Foot Spa is designed to relieve these strains and detoxify the body through the skin, the largest organ in the human body.
Anyone who suffers from allergies, swollen joints, rashes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, blotched complexions, pimples, dark circles, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or high blood pressure will benefit from this non-invasive and therapeutic treatment.
Benefits of detoxifying may include:
• Removes toxins and body waste products that can cause health problems
• Heavy metal removal
• Faster recovery time from illness, accident or surgery
• Reduced inflammation and fluid retention
• Enhanced nutrient absorption
• Increased oxygen levels and energy
• Inactivation of viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus
• Improved sleep and relief from tension
• Positive effect on Immune System
• Removal of waste products
• Helps clear up bad skin
• Rejuvenates and energizes your whole body
• Positive effect on weight loss (assists in weight loss)
• Slows down aging
• Seasonal allergy relief
• Symptomatic relief from edema, gout, swollen joints, pain and headache.
• Safe for children 4 years and up
After a session most people experience feeling lighter, with a greater sense of overall well-being, increased energy and improved focus. Many people with pain, edema, gout, swollen or deteriorating joints report considerable symptomatic relief from their Detox Foot Spa session(s).
Even though you may feel this relief, it should be noted these treatments do not heal or cure diseases and conditions directly. The role of the Detox Foot Spa cleanse system should be viewed as that of a relaxing alternative therapy for reducing unwanted toxins from the body; it is only an aid in the healing process carried out by your immune system. So the Detox Foot Spa detoxification and cleanse technology is only a valuable way of assisting the body to detoxify its organs and tissues. This detoxification and cleansing process miraculously aids in the healing process carried out by our immune system.
CONTRAINDICATIONS (Who Can Not Use The Detox Foot Spa)
The Detox Foot Spa should not be used by:
• Persons with a Pacemaker or any other battery-operated or electrical implant.
• Person who is on heartbeat regulating medication
• Pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers
• Organ transplant recipients
• Persons having an organ removed, especially the colon
• Persons taking a medication, the absence of which would mentally or physically incapacitate them (eg: psychotic episodes, seizures etc.)
What is Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?
Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is advertised as the latest revolution in fat removal technology that does NOT involve medical intervention or surgery. But what is it exactly? The scientifically developed medical Ultrasonic RF technology is based on a medical breakthrough that uses bio cavitational ultrasound waves and radio frequency energy, to selectively break down fat cells and cellulite without affecting neighboring organs and cells. Immediately after treatment, your body clear away the disrupted fat cells, mainly through the liver. The procedure is comfortable and painless, has no side effects, and requires no anesthesia.
How does Ultrasonic Cavitation remove fat?
The vibration of positive and negative alternation of sound waves produces a strong pressure to fat cell membranes. As the fat cell membrane cannot withstand this pressure, it will explode into the liquid content. After disruption of adipose cells (fat cells), the broken fat in the form of triglycerides is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food. A quantity of fat cells are destroyed and therefore reduced, and the body’s fat cell metabolism is improved. Destroying these fat cells removes the body’s environment for fat storage.
After care for the next 3 days
How many sessions will I need to see results?
Results are usually almost immediate with an average of 2-10 cm lost from the area after the first session. It is recommended to have 3 to 12 sessions for best results. Remember not all experience the same results. Since we are all different results may vary.
What is Infrared Therapy and how does it work towards healing the body?
Infrared therapy provides two factors that are essential for good health: cellular detoxification and good circulation. The health of the whole system depends on the movement of blood and energy throughout. Detoxification and good circulation result in adequate exchange of nutrients into cells, reduced inflammation, loss of excess weight. Infrared ray energy, also known as radiant heat, is a part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight, minus the skin damaging ultraviolet rays, which is why NASA spacecraft has utilized this heat. Infrared rays are rays that promote increased metabolism and blood circulation, and can raise core body temperature.
How does the Infrared Sauna facilitate weight loss? What about cellulite loss?
The Infrared Sauna not only purifies fat cells, but it burns calories (from 300 calories - 3000 calories) in one full session has been calculated to burn as many calories as a six mile run (and have the same beneficial cardiovascular effects) and controls weight. The utilization of Infrared Ray has been testified to be one of the most effective and scientific methods for weight-loss or body re-shaping.
Infrared Ray even improves and clears cellulite. Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. Profuse sweating, induced by the infrared sauna, can assist in eliminating this unwanted debris from the body.
How often should I have a sauna session, and how is it done?
It is also important to remain hydrated. For best results drink water prior, during and after your sauna session. Do not apply excess body lotion to your body prior to a sauna session. Sauna sessions are 55 minutes long. Saunas are normally taken two to five times per week, depending on the individual's condition and personal schedule. Please Bring extra underwear or change of clothing because you will sweat tremendously.
Individuals who should not use infrared body wraps machine?
The infrared body wrap is contraindicated for individuals with Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Hemophilia, Fever and Heat Sensitivity, and Pregnancy. Individuals taking pharmaceutical medications should consult their medical doctor or pharmacist.
Can it replace a diet?
Never!!! A sensible diet can help you maintain a healthy weight. Infrared acts effectively on targeting stubborn areas that diet and exercise just don't seem to be able to reach.
Is the treatment specifically for woman?
NO, definitely not!! Both men and women can benefit with the Infrared Body Wrap treatments.
What do I wear while I am wrapped?
Women are wrapped in a bra and panties or bikinis (no girdles, please, as they make accurate measurements impossible). Bring a change of underwear because what you are wrapped in will be wet. Men are wrapped in swim trunks they bring with them.
What is meant by "total inch loss"?
Measurements are taken of various parts of the body (hips, waist,, abdomen, upper arms, etc.) before the wrap and recorded on your personal record chart with notes as to where you want to lose inches or contour. After the wrap you are re-measured and the difference of your measurements are added to determine your "total inch loss."
How many wraps will I need?
That depends on several things: The results you seek, the amount of loose skin you have, how active you are.To maximize your results 1 or 2 sessions a week are recommended until your skin looks tighter, you are satisfied you look great, then it just takes a few times a year for maintenance. We can do multiple wraps a day if time is a factor; i.e., weddings, reunions, photo shoots, special events, etc.
How much weight will I lose?
The Body Wrap was designed to take off inches rather than pounds. Weight loss would be an added bonus.
What is Vacuum Therapy (non surgical) Butt-Lift?
Vacuum-therapy stimulates muscles, break down cellulite and fatty deposits, eliminating toxins, improving lymphatic drainage and taking inches off. Vacuum therapy also helps restore the skin's natural elasticity to smooth the appearance of facial wrinkles and "orange-peel" dimpling in the thighs and buttocks. This therapy is painless, safe and highly effective. Vacuum-therapy, thru the combination of its different action mechanisms, well as stimulating the blood, performs lymphatic drainage, which means a direct stimulation to the fibroblast as well as an increment in collage elastin, improving the texture and tone of the treated zone.
Treatment can be done twice a week.
These suction cups simultaneously placed on the buttocks is able to correct and tone the gluteal muscles. Place the cups on the buttocks, leaving them fixed for a period of 40 minutes, keeping the pressure medium or low - according to patient comfort and the discretion of the therapist (this depends on the tone of the buttock) - and system using pulse frequency.
What will the results be?
Many patients are satisfied after eight treatments. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific treatment needs. We recommend two maintenance treatments per month after the original treatment.
Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?
The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this I temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
Are the results permanent?
Like any other cosmetic treatment, results are not permanent. We recommend exercising for a longer lasting result.
Our procedure has no downtime, is a fraction of the cost of a surgical procedure and is proven to be safe and effective.