Other than pads with – let’s call it – “in-built functionality”, the hot fermentation pads by Yejimiin takes it to a whole new level. The herbs are mixed into a heat pack, which, when exposed to oxygen in the air, starts to react and produce a warming effect. I took a long time to understand how it works, until I saw this picture:
So don’t worry, your intimate parts won’t be in direct contact with the heat pack.
Oh, did I mention that the herbal mix eliminates odor too? That’s a huge draw, judging from the reviews online.
V-steam spas: Chai-Yok
Yejimiin’s pads were inspired by the Korean way of Chai-Yok. Chai-Yok is an ancient traditional Korean method of improving feminine health – not by dietary supplements, nor by exercise, but by steam spas.
I understand from a Chinese Medicine point of view that warmth is ideal for treating menstrual problems. So intuitively, a relaxing warm spa sounds pretty good to me. But what if it involved you sitting naked over herb-infused steam?
Mind you, this is not simply restricted within Korea. Women steam their Vs in California too. (< Check the link out, you’ll get to see how the facility looks like.)
The steaming concoction of mugwort and other Chinese herbs can apparently detox your body, regulate your period, get rid of fibroids, improve dryness and lastly, improve fertility. It makes sense because sensitive vaginal tissue is mucous and flexible, porous and absorbent.
If it works for you, that’s great! But meanwhile, there’s always the herbal pad to try.