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New Treatment at Korean Spas - Vaginal Steam Baths

By January 11, 2011

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I feel like everything I'm writing about has been a bit "below the belt" lately.  But I have to report on this one. The LA Times writes that many Korean spas are offering a traiditional vaginal steam bath as part of their spa menu.

Better known for Korean body scrubs, Korean spas are offering a centuries old treatment where you sit on an open-seated stool above a boiling pot of a mugwort tea blended with wormwood and other herbs.

"Vaginal steam baths, called chai-yok, are said to reduce stress, fight infections, clear hemorrhoids, regulate menstrual cycles and aid infertility, among many other health benefits," read The LA Times. "In Korea, many women steam regularly after their monthly periods."

Doctors says it's not implausible that vaginal delivery of specific Chinese herbs might have some benefit. With its extensive blood flow and mucous membranes, the vagina is very absorbent. At Daengki Spa in LA's Koreatown, a 45-minute V-Herbal Therapy treatment can be had for $20. The upscale Juvenex Spa in New York City offers a 30-minute Gyno Spa Cure for $75.

January 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm
(1) Rattanawan Tongbusaya says:

For sharing….

In Thailand and most other Asean countries – this treatment has been practiced for many hundred years. It is part of the traditional ‘post natal treatments’ to clean the whole inner system of the body after giving birth. Healing properties of the herbs do help. In Thailand it has been modernized a little and most spas do offer ‘Herbal Steam Tent Treatment’ before Traditional Thai massage.

Kind regards,
Rattanawan Tongbusaya / Director
Tiger Eyes Academy of Beauty and Spa, Thailand

January 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm
(2) Holoa says:

So glad to learn about this herbal steaming. I am learning about the spa industry and can’t wait to learn more!

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