Colleen Lovejoy is the twin sister of Keli Garza, founder of SteamyChick, and has been working behind the scenes with the company since its inception. She was inspired to delve into Sonic Vibration Therapy upon realizing that her own practice of singing and writing songs was above all else, an effective method of therapeutic self-healing, and could be used alongside Vaginal Steaming to support others on their healing journeys. We interviewed Colleen to learn more.
What is your profession?
Sound Healer. Vaginal Steam Consultant. Musician. Actor. Mother of two.
Where did you go to school or get your professional training?
Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine. Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute. Rostov State University School of Linguistics.
How did you learn about vaginal steaming?
I learned about vaginal steaming from my twin sister Keli (founder of SteamyChick). All I know is that at one point she was talking about getting our periods to sync up with the moon, and the next I was driving to her house to hold the baby while she built steam boxes with power tools next to a yurt on her front lawn. As Keli shifted steamychick's focus more towards education and research, I was employed to edit all of the blogs and write all of the quizzes for the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute. That's when I accidentally got smart in the field of women’s health.
Do you use vaginal steaming yourself?
Hell yes I do.
What has your personal experience with steaming been?
It helps me to extend my cycle so that it comes every four weeks and not more often. Also, steaming regularly makes me feel super fresh and sexy like… meow.
Why use sound healing together with vaginal steaming?
Healing with sound is an ancient and sacred practice found in traditional ceremonies worldwide. The same is true for Vaginal Steaming. Steam infiltrates soft tissue and heals internally. Sound Vibration permeates the blood stream and bones and is able to reorganize cellular patterns. Using the two elements in combination is extremely powerful and yields incredible results.
Why did you decide to offer this service to others? Was there an “aha” moment?
Aha moment #1:
I gave a sonic vibration treatment to my dad who is in a wheelchair due to complications with Diabetes. He recently fell and broke his wrist which limited his mobility even more and he was quite depressed about it. (Back story- this is not a guy who believes in the power of natural healing methods and in general isn’t very outwardly enthusiastic about stuff). I started treatment on his legs and he started screaming, “WOW! THAT’S AMAZING. THAT’S AMAAAAZING!!” Afterwards, he was doing kicks from his wheelchair. He said he couldn’t wait until his next physical therapy appointment so he could practice walking again. Next, I used the tuning forks on his arm over the cast. The vibrations were able to permeate all the way to his wrist and he said the aching went away entirely. Lastly, I worked around his energy field to see if it would cheer him up. By the end he was laughing and smiling and appeared to be in a state of euphoria.
Aha moment #2:
I recently treated a friend whose pregnancy was full term and was eager for labor to begin. I told her that we could use vaginal steam therapy to release the mucus plug, and then sonic vibration therapy to help encourage contractions. When the mucus plug was released, I applied the tuning forks to her distal induction points. Contractions began immediately and became increasingly longer and more intense. She gave birth the next morning.
Aha moment #3:
A client had recently given birth but her milk supply was low and her ankles were swollen. First, I made her a half gallon of milk-boosting herbal tea and gave food therapy recommendations. Next, I gave her a Sonic Vibration Treatment in order to strengthen her blood, boost milk supply, reduce swelling and cleanse the uterus. Lastly, she did a full body healing herbal soak. The next day, her milk supply had increased significantly and swelling was down. I was ecstatic to hear it was working. I remembered that with my second-born, I also struggled with milk supply and for some reason felt like a complete failure because of it. Those were hard times for me and although I can’t go back and change my experience, utilizing this unique combination of skills to support the physical and emotional health of pregnant and postpartum mothers has become a remedy for me on my own healing journey. We are healing together.
Where do you offer your services?
I do home visits in the Los Angeles area.
What benefits do services have for your clients?
Relieves aches and pains (awesome for pregnancy). Assists with labor induction. Increases breast milk supply. Increases energy. Clears allergies, infections and inflammation. Reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
How do clients respond when you offer them services? Any funny stories?
A first-time client asked me what we’re going to do. I started explaining that everything in the universe vibrates at a certain frequency... and how I would use tuning forks and other instruments on and around her to adjust patterns within the vibratory field. She was like, “Oh! So you’re gonna give me a tune me up. Okay let’s go.”
Any favorite quotes from clients either during or after vibration therapy?
1. “I feel like I’m high... like the way I expected to feel when I tried edibles for the first time.”
2. “The yeast infection appears to have left the building.”
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Los Angeles, California