October is Women’s Health Month, and day spa owner Allison Nahoopi`i of Yoni Steam is honoring that by offering 50% off a yoni steam all month.
What’s a yoni steam, you ask? It’s a vaginal steam that proponents say helps alleviate menstrual cramps, boost fertility, balance hormones, and more. Despite the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow wrote about it on her blog, I somehow remained unaware of it until now.
“Yoni steaming—also known as vaginal steaming—is a practice in which a woman allows the warmth of a mild organic herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina up into the womb,” explains the website. “The Yoni Steam provides non invasive treatment for purification and release. Steaming helps women to purify their core and release energy and emotions they no longer wish to hold in their wombs.”
The Kapahulu women’s-only spa offers women a 45-minute steam treatment crafted from a blend of organic herbs. ”Historically, women claimed benefits from yoni steaming include the release of negative emotions, increased fertility, body detoxification, support through menopause, and an overall uterine care,” says press agent Lacey Matsumoto.
To be clear, its website offers the disclaimer “This information has not been evaluated by the AMA or FDA. There have not been any scientific studies on Yoni steams, all reported benefits are based on personal accounts. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Matsumoto describes the process: “As you enter the day spa, you are given a robe and escorted into the changing room. From the room, you enter the steam area where you are given the option to remain in a private room, or draw your curtains to chat with friends. During the steam process you are offered a menu of organic snack options and beverages.” It sounds like it could be very social!
Nahoopi`i founded the spa “to provide women with a safe space focused on self love. The company’s focus is on improving women’s reproductive and emotional health through yoni steaming, a process which has roots in African, Mayan, Greek, Native American, Filipino, Japanese, and other Asian cultures,” Matsumoto backgrounds. Certainly, as a yogi, I like the idea of building on ancient and holistic wellness practices.
Yoni Steam is cash only. Hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The spa is closed on Wednesday and Thursdays.
It is only open to paid clientele; no males, guests, children, or pets are allowed. For more information on Yoni Steam Visit at: https://www.yonisteamhonolulu.com/