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.