There are many different positions you can do, often it is just what is comfortable to the
user. Below are some suggestions
- Legs can be together sitting.
- The user can have the legs wide apart like a horse stance.
- In the horse stance position you can fold forward with the elbows resting on the knees
which can be comfortable.
- To be able to reach the rectum you will need to elevate the feet, like using a foot
stool or toilet stool to rest the feet on and have the knees higher.
Cloaking is where the user puts on a very thick robe or blanket. This can be wrapped all the way up to your head like a babushka doll, to increase the sweating from the steam. It will help with the detox. It can be a bit more intense, thus is just an option if desired.
No cloaking is recommended for those with excess heat. People who have heat sensitivities such as infections (yeast, bacteria, herpes and HBV), hot flushes or night
sweats. There are also some people that have an aversion to heat, or that they radiate heat, if you are one of these people it is assumes that you have excess heat in the body, it is recommended not use cloaking during your steam session.
If the no cloaking option suits you better, you can use just a dress, light material wrapped around you, naked, a robe or you may like to create your own special steaming gown.
VERY IMPORTANT – for the users to make sure that you are not susceptible to cold. Make sure that you are warm, never shivering or cold during or after your steam session. You have opened your body up and after steaming you do not want to allow cold into the body. Especially in colder weather or at night-time. Afterward steam sessions cover up, paints on, legs covered up, your womb and feet are covered and warm.
1.5 liter or 6 cups water. Put lid on and turn it up to high so that the water is boiling, then turn it off. Take your herbs, put it into a tea bag or large tea ball (if you want to reuse them), put the lid back on. Let the herbs steep for 10 mins. After 10 mins the water will still be hot with steam, it will be a mild steam, some people may still find if a little hot so you can let it cool down. Other people like it warmer or if you have prepared the steam the night before you can turn the water up to low or medium to bring the temperature up 2-3 mins maybe 5min. Make sure you test the temperature of the steam prior to use.
KEY– once the herbs are in the pot keep the lid on, so the herbal properties do not lost.
Reuse herbs – Prior to transferring the pot to steam, if you have used a tea ball or bag take the herbs out to reuse – keep them in the fridge they will save for 2 days max and can use for another steam session, a third will be quite weak.