Additional services

Yoni Steaming • Belly Binding • Placenta Encapsulation

 

*services available only for those who live around the Jacksonville/ St. Augustine, Florida area* 

 


Vaginal steaming, also known as Yoni steams, have been used as a means to maintain overall uterine health for centuries. It is an ancient practice of sitting over a mild, gentle steam that has been infused with healing, medicinal herbs.

The reported benefits of yoni steams include but are not limited to: 

 

  • Regulating menstrual cycles
  • Helping with bad cramps 
  • Clearing out stagnation (old blood)
  • Treating prolapse 
  • Healing bumps or nicks 
  • Treating infections such as BV, yeast infections, and STDs
  • Dissolving cysts and fibroids 
  • Helps with HPV
  • Treats menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes 
  • Helps endometriosis 
  • Increases fertility
  • Heightened libido and sensation
  • Decreases PMS 
  • Tightens and lifts vaginal canal 
  • Helps relieve dryness
  • Emotional balance 
  • Skin beautification 
  • Deep relaxation 
  • Improves circulation 



Yoni steams have been a practice worldwide for decades. History documents women using steam as a healing aid for reproductive health, to hasten labor, to help with postpartum recovery, and every day women’s ailments. To see a map of where and how vaginal steaming was used throughout the world, visit steamychick.com. 

 

Steam and Fertility 

Women who have experienced infertility have reported that they were able to become pregnant after beginning a regular steam treatment.

 

Yoni steams and Postpartum recovery 

Steaming is recommended immediately once a mother stops bleeding bright red blood postpartum.

 

After a woman gives birth her body must shed the superficial mucous membrane that lines her uterus during pregnancy; therefore she will have discharge consisting of this membrane, as well as lochia, for weeks.

 

Yoni steams are a gentle way to assist healing for the new mother, as well as a way to fully cleanse the womb space. It has been reported through anecdotal evidence that mothers who steam immediately postpartum experience

 

  •  vaginal discharge/lochia completely disappearing at a faster rate than those who don’t steam.
  • their uterus shrinks and goes back into place at a quicker rate.
  • Resolved vaginal prolapse.
  • Speedy recovery of any vaginal tearing from birth.

 

By steaming postpartum you are enabling the steam to gently heal any birth injuries, as well as cleanse your womb space and vaginal canal.

 

According to a recent study of postpartum women using vaginal steam to facilitate healing the findings of this study show that vaginal steaming has a positive impact on many of the indicators of postpartum recovery, particularly in the areas of lowering blood pressure and pulse, uterine restoration, initiating and expediting waist girth and weight loss, labia healing, the quicker cessation of uterine bleeding through drawing out lochia, alleviating suture discomfort, promoting bowel regularity and hemorrhoid reduction. 

Full study available at fourthtrimestervaginalsteamstudy.com





How it works 

 

I will discuss your cycle with you in order to figure out the best herbs suited for your needs. I will then come to your home where I will then show you how to set up a yoni steam, as well as facilitate the steaming process for you. The steam session will last between 15-30 minutes depending on your needs.

You will have access to me to help guide you through the process and answer any questions that may arise.

Pricing:

1st session: $60 

Repeat sessions: $40 

5 visit steam package: $200 -includes 5 in home steam sessions 

3 visit steam package: $120 -includes 3 in home steam sessions

$30 organic herbal yoni steam blend enough for 10 steam sessions



Bengkung Belly binding is the process of wrapping a new mom with a fabric measuring about 15-16 ft long from her hips to just below her breasts. This method of self care has roots in many cultures, & has been practiced for centuries. 

 

The benefits that have been reported from belly binding include: 

 

  • Breastfeeding support 
  • The wrap makes it difficult to slouch which is common when breastfeeding.

  • Core support 
  • Binding helps to bring the abdominal muscles back together & aids in repairing diastasis recti if present.

  • Lower back support 
  • Strong core, strong lower back.

    Pelvic floor support 

    Aids in keeping those pelvic muscles together after naturally loosening during birth. 

  • Emotional support 
  • Belly binding is a form of self care for the new mother ~ honoring her, as well as wrapping her up to provide support & comfort.

  • Physical support
  • Binding aids the organs & uterus in returning back to their position pre birth, as well as assists with the dispelling of postpartum bleeding & lochia loss with the constant, gentle pressure. 

  • Postpartum waist girth 
  • The pressure from the wrap assists in ridding any water retention or swelling postpartum, as well as providing shape & support for the body.

     

    Binding can begin as early as day 4 postpartum & continued for up to 40 days or longer. The process of binding would include an in home visit where the abdomen will be gently massaged, followed by comfortably wrapped. I will demonstrate how to do the wrap both to your spouse, as well as to you, so that way you’re able to confidently wrap in the future. 

     

    Belly binding provides physical, as well as emotional support for the new mom. It is a sacred art that is perfect for honoring the new mother and her body; she will feel supported as well as nurtured after each wrap session. 

     

    Pricing

    1st session: $60 - includes in home visit with abdominal massage followed by wrap. The process will be demonstrated for your & your spouse's benefit

    Each additional wrap session will be $40, which will include the massage followed by the wrap.

    3 visit package: $120 - includes 3 in home visits with massage followed by wrap each time.

    5 visit package: $200 - includes 5 in home visits with massage followed by wrap each time.







    Placenta Encapsulation, done in the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM), the placenta is steamed over warming herbs & spices, followed by dehydrated, then ground into a fine powder and encapsulated in vegetable based capsules. According to TCM the heating of the placenta is thought to increase warming, yang energy, in order to balance the cold, yin energy, that is prevalent postpartum. 

     

    *Certified in Blood Borne Pathogens through 

    OSHA (Operational Safety and Health Administration), so you can have the peace of mind that your placenta is processed with the highest professional standards of cleanliness and safety.*

     

    Reported benefits that some women have include an increase in milk production, improved happiness in their mood, and an increase in energy.

    The placenta contains a large amount of iron that helps to restore any iron deficiency from blood lost during birth, as well as a plethora of healing stem cells that help to repair your body from the inside out. 



    How it works (delivery and pick up)

     

    What you need: A small cooler, and two gallon sized ziplock bags.

     

    Once your baby is born and you have your placenta in your possession, contact Nettles Herbs to arrange a time for pick up. During this time please be sure your placenta is either kept refrigerated or on ice. You may use your ziplock bags for storage, and your small cooler for transport.

    Your placenta will either be picked up from you directly at the hospital, or from your home, depending which is easier for you. 

    The processing time is typically three days (I.e. placenta is picked up Monday, the capsules will be ready on Wednesday). 

     

    Home delivery is an option for an additional $25 service fee. 

    Pricing:

    • Placenta capsules with cord keepsake $200
    • Placenta capsules with tincture $250
    • Placenta capsules with print $225
    • Placenta capsules with rainbow print $240
    • Delivery fee $25

     

     All placentas come with a cord keepsake and anywhere from 100-250 pill capsules depending on the size of your placenta. 


    Packages:

     

  • 3 steam sessions, 3 belly binding sessions, & placenta capsules: $450
  • 5 steam sessions, 5 belly binding sessions, & placenta capsules: $525
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  • 3 steam sessions, 3 belly binding sessions: $230
  • 5 steam sessions, 5 belly binding sessions: $350
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  • 3 steam sessions & placenta capsules: $290
  • 5 steam sessions & placenta capsules: $350
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  • 3 belly binding sessions & placenta capsules: $290
  • 5 belly binding sessions & placenta capsules: $350
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     To schedule services please fill out the contact form under the main drop down menu

    *services available only for those who live around the Jacksonville/ St. Augustine, Florida area* 

     

    **All services are performed by Tabi Nettles, Birth Doula CD(DONA), OSHA certified, Clinical Herbalist **