You can wax your lady parts, sugar them and vajazzle them — now, Gwyneth Paltrow wants us to steam them. The lifestyle guru recently posted a review of Santa Monica’s Tikkun Holistic Spa to the Goop website, singing the praises of its saunas and clay rooms, and also encouraging women to try out the Mugwort V Steam. Let Gwyneth explain the treatment in her own words: “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
So basically, it’s like a steam bidet for your vagina. The mugwort plant is said to be good for your skin and your lady parts with its antibiotic and antifungal properties. According to the Tikkun Spa website, the V Steam “stimulates the production of hormones to maintain uterine health, protects the uterus from ulcers and tumors, aids in restarting regular menstrual cycles” and much more.
As for if the V Steam actually does all the things it says it does, well, that’s debatable. Tikkun Spa added a clip from The Doctors (embedded below) in which the panel discusses the V Steam. They say, “Medically, we can’t say it has all the treatments that they propose to have.”
Customers seem to be into the V Steam, though. A quick look at the spa’s Yelp page shows rave reviews from customers on the treatment. “Don’t knock it till you try.. It’s well worth it,” one customer writes. Another calls it “epic.” Just $50 will get you a 30-minute session with a set of five going for $200.
So, anyone headed to Santa Monica to give their bits a little steam treatment? Anyone?