Men often put their health on the back burner. This is especially true for Black and Latino men. And no matter what age they’re at, there’s no denying men are a whole lot less likely to visit their doctor. Going to the doctor for regular check-ups is a big part of staying healthy! So why are men less likely to make regular visits to the doctor?
For some men who are in good health, they may not think it’s necessary. But the reality is that men of every decade need routine checkups. There are conditions that should potentially be checked.
Another reason could be the comfort factor. Maybe they aren’t comfortable with the idea of getting an exam or a blood draw. Or maybe they have the “dread factor,” thinking they are going to learn some bad news or get a lecture. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We are not here to make people feel bad; we want to help you stay healthy.
What is the number one condition that men are most likely to ignore?
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men. Unfortunately, it can affect men in their 40s and younger. The good news is that it can be prevented.
Cancer takes the No. 2 spot, and there are also important screening tests based on age and family history for this.
Tending to the Men and the Art of Lingam Steaming:
We know Yoni as the Sanskrit word for the womb and means ‘sacred space’. This is all encompassing of the reproductive system: physically (regardless if organs are present or not), emotionally and spiritually. The yoni is the inner sanctum, a place to access wisdom, power, creativity, vitality, sexuality and sensuality.
Lingam is the Sanskrit word for penis and translates to "wand of light." The lingam is respected as a channel for sexual energy and pleasure. This is a man’s channel and connection to his own wisdom, power, vitality and sexuality.
The practices of both lingam and yoni steaming have roots tracing back to ancient times in Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America. Knowledge of indigenous plant medicine was passed down generation by generation.
In an herbal steam session, one sits on a comfortable low stool over steaming warm water infused with customized blend of herbs. This is a natural and non-invasive way of absorbing the volatile oils through the skin directly into the bloodstream, and then around and through the body. The session is a private and relaxing experience where a man creates the space for him to tune out from the world, and tune within to himself and his inner sanctuary.
Benefits of a Lingam steam can include, but not limited to:
- Increases healthy circulation
- Shrinks enlarged prostate, improves prostate health
- Soothes pain and pressure from hemorrhoids, while supporting healthy bloodflow
- Strengthens, cleanses and tones
- Fights bacteria and infections
- Supports relaxation
- Invites a sense of presence in the body
- Emotionally and energetically cleansing and purifying
- Prostate Health
- Self care
The herbal steam blend brings gentle heat to the body and encourages oxygen-rich blood-flow to the pelvic bowl. This in turn can support preventing congestion, swelling and inflammation to the prostate. The prostate gland is located behind and below the bladder. If it becomes congested can lead to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatis and frequent urination.
Hemorrhoids are pillow-like clusters of veins that lie just beneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the rectum and the anus. The stress of modern day living including sitting for long periods of time, constriction in the body, liver toxicity overload and constipation can cause these veins to become distended, swollen and irritated . This leads to pressure, pain, bleeding, digestive distress and overall discomfort.
Two kinds of hemorrhoids: internal which occur in the lower rectum and external which develop under the skin around the anus. External hemorrhoids are the most uncomfortable and irritating to the skin. The pain may be sudden and severe if a blood clot forms inside an external hemorrhoid. The clot usually dissolves but may leave excess skin (a skin tag) that itches or becomes irritated.
The herbal steam can support relieving the spasm of the sphincter muscle, soothe itching, irritation, offer anti-inflammatory benefits to the pelvic floor.
Emotional and Energetic Support:
The warm and soothing heat invites the body to settle and relax onto the steam stool. This invokes a sense of presence and awareness in the body to breathe and soften into the body. The root and pelvic floor hold the epicenter of the emotional and stress bodies; the sense of presence and breathe create a portal for calling in and releasing…. The ebb and flow of life.
Lingam steaming is a self-care tool that men can access for their physical, emotional and energetic health and healing.
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