We are over the moon to host Keli Garza, owner of Steamy Chick and founder of Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute, to THE FULLEST Podcast. This author and entrepreneur raises awareness about the benefits of vaginal steaming, conducts research, trains practitioners, and makes supplies accessible. If you are familiar with THE FULLEST and our Womb Protector™ pelvic steaming kit, then you already know this episode is brimming with all things vaginal health, traditional gynecology, and a peek into the outside perspective of the mainstream medical model.
Keli’s personal lack of satisfaction with allopathic doctors, coupled with a community-wide need for alternative womb care, guided her to the lost art of pelvic steaming. What started as hand-picking herbs and boiling them in a clay pot under her makeshift pelvic steaming stool, ultimately birthed her online institution that offers courses and certifications, a diverse marketplace, and, coming soon in 2024, a feature-length documentary called STEAM.
Topics we discuss:
- The roots of pelvic steaming, forgotten cultural practices, & how to reclaim them
- Trauma from Western medicine
- How to tap into ancient & alternative medicine
- Traditional birth practices, women’s care, & true gynecology
- Physical & emotional benefits of pelvic steaming
- Steaming to support UTIs, yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, cramps, & postpartum care
- Womb care (outside of steaming)
Keli has successfully brought the vaginal steaming conversation to the surface of women’s contemporary health. It’s time we normalize alternative options and make pelvic steaming accessible for everyone. Tune in for a long overdue conversation about the art of pelvic steaming, ancient midwifery, traditional birth practices, and women’s health.
Tap into your womb wisdom! Steamy Chick offers free classes about womb care, be sure to check them out here.
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