Sacral steaming is a healing technique practiced by indigenous cultures worldwide since antiquity. “Sacral” refers to both ‘sacred’ and ‘sacrum’. The sacrum relates to the pelvis, pelvic bowl, pelvic walls/tissue (internally/externally) and all its organs therein. In modern thought, this area of our body is very taboo, unspoken of or even condemned. As a result, a lot of negative stress and somatic stress patterns have been held here.
Sacral steaming is the immersion of the sacrum in concentrated aromatic steam for an extended period of time.
Traditional healing systems teach us that the body is interconnected, and although the practice of sacral steaming focuses on the wellness of the sacrum area it can improve the health of the whole body.
The sacrum is comprised of the reproductive system, excretory system and the lowest part of the gastrointestinal system which are lined with epithelial tissue. Epithelium or mucus membrane readily absorbs the liquid molecules of steam and the healing elements quickly effect the body. The protective mucous membranes are soothed, muscles are toned, blood circulation is stimulated, as well as tension and discomfort are eased.
The sacrum represents our life’s foundation (birth and early childhood, our primal urges) and the practice of steaming is a way to reconnect our mind to our body. This ritual cleanses, nourishes and can initiate the process of healing by honoring the most sacred parts of ourselves.
Sacral steaming can be done both at home or in a therapeutic setting. Steaming regularly is a simple and inexpensive way to deepen both your wellness and spiritual journeys.
How could sacral/yoni steaming benefit you or the loved one in your life?