Peristeam Hydrotherapy is the application of herbal medicine to women’s health. It is an ancient grooming ritual performed regularly to restore female health and balance your lunar (menstrual) cycles. This care ritual is an ancient healing practice used by women and is deeply rooted in history. It can be found in many peoples and cultures worldwide and is mainly rooted in the holistic traditions of African and Asian countries.
Women around the world have been practising this healing ritual for centuries. From Africa, Central / South America, Asia, and India to Northern Europe, this ancient healing practice has many names – from Bajos, Chai Yok, Yoni Steam to Peristeam Hydrotherapy. Herbal medicine women revere this healing practice, therapists and women from all walks of life to heal our bodies, connect with the earth and bring balance to our lives.
- Regulate menstrual cycle
Menstrual problems (irregular/absent menstrual cycles)
Clearing blood clots
Reduction of symptoms such as bloating, cramps and pain during menstruation
Elimination of fibroids, ovarian cysts and cervical polyps
PCOS & Endometriosis
Scar Tissue Healing
Adhesion of the reproductive organs
Pain during sexual intercourse
Regulation of a dry vagina
Abdominal/Uterine Trauma & Sexual Trauma
Find emotional healing and reconnect with your inner self
- Regulation of excess heat in the body
Menstrual Pain & PMS
Urinary Tract Infections / Yeast Infections
A disturbed vaginal flora & unpleasant odour in the vaginal area
Support in finding your sexuality
Transition to menopause & menopause symptoms such as hot flashes
Deeper connection to your feminine essence
Light or no bleeding
Stress and tension
Prevention and elimination of haemorrhoids
The healing process after birth (postpartum healing)
Difficulty getting pregnant
After a miscarriage
After an abortion
Steaming has excellent healing power. But …. never do an steam bath:
When you are pregnant
If you are trying to get pregnant – i.e. not immediately after ovulation or possible fertilization
If you have your moon bleeding (menstruation), intermenstrual bleeding, spotting, or if you have two periods a month.
If there is a great deal of heat stress or if you suffer from internal heat
If you use the spiral for contraception (IUD = intra-uterine pessary)
Origin of the term Peristeam:
“perineum” + “steam” = “peristeam”
Hydrotherapy: The therapeutic use of water
Peristeam Hydrotherapy Definition:
The therapeutic use of water-steam acting on the perineum.
How Peristeam Hydrotherapy works:
Peristeam Hydrotherapy consists of a consultation with a client by a trained and certified therapist, followed by a customized steam plan.
During a Peristeam Hydrotherapy consultation, the therapist attempts to determine if there are any underlying menstrual cycle imbalances. By looking at the menstrual cycle holistically, there are seven health imbalances that can be identified that have negative side effects on women’s health. These include uterine stagnation, uterine fatigue, excessive moisture, lack of blood, excessive heat, dryness, and weak digestion.
The Peristeam hydrotherapy approach is to design a treatment plan to address the underlying imbalances of the menstrual cycle, which can result in improved menstrual cycle and gynaecological health.
Healthy standard cycle
In a standard healthy cycle, menstrual cycles are assumed to be completely comfortable without any uncomfortable symptoms such as PMS, cramps, hormonal acne, back pain, blood clots, heavy bleeding, headaches, fatigue, or uterine disorders. Therefore, Peristeam hydrotherapists assume a certain standard for a healthy menstrual cycle. Sometimes referred to as the “perfect” period, the concept of a standard healthy cycle emerged after two thousand menstrual cycles were observed and identified by the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute, California.
1) That women who did not experience uncomfortable menstrual symptoms often had very similar periods
2) Those periods in women who implement vaginal steaming often approximate these characteristics
Menstrual cycle length: 28-30 days
Period: 4 days
Menses colour: fresh red
Flow: Consistent and clean (no clots, no break)
Condition: Pain and cramp free
Research – Conducted by Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute California