Wife of popular singer John Legend, Chrissy Teigen has also joined the league of other celebrities that have tried out the vaginal steaming treatment.
Having already showed off her post-childbirth mesh underwear and whipped out a breast pump in the middle of date night, the cookbook author and model shared her most intimate motherhood moment yet: treating her private parts to a νaginal steam.
Chrissy Teigen while undergoing the treatment could also be seen rocking a face mask and a heating pad for her intimate spa moment.
Fans of νaginal steaming — a centuries-old practice currently having a renaissance thanks to some trendy spas — claim that the treatment can cleanse the uterus and help soothe a number of gynaecological issues, as well as anxiety.
According to New York City’s YinOva Center, which offers the treatment, hovering over a steamed blend of dried herbs, including mugwort, can “help manage PMS symptoms, uterine cramping, fertility, and peri- and post-menopausal symptoms”.
Having given birth to her son, Miles, in May, Chrissy was presumably drawn to claims that the treatment can help new mums with scarring and other postnatal concerns.
But according to Dr. Shazia Malik, a London-based consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Chrissy Teigen may be wasting her time.
“There is absolutely no evidence that steaming provides any benefit to the νagina, never mind any other reproductive organ in the female body,” Malik told Yahoo Lifestyle. “Nor indeed does the concept follow any scientific theory.