The Sticky Egg has the flu.
And as with most cases of the flu, I feel feverish and tired and achy. I’ve been thinking about how great a massage would feel. Of course, I don’t think a masseur would want anything to do with a client with the flu.
Perhaps I should skip the massage and go for a newfangled spa treatment that has just arrived in the United States. It’s a freakish thing called chai-yok.
You sit on a open-seated stool and steam from water infused with mugwort and wormwood and other herbs is blown into your nether regions.
It’s purported to increase fertility, get rid of hemorrhoids and fight infection, although doctors haven’t exactly gotten ‘behind’ the spa treatment.
If you live in Los Angeles, you can go to a spa and steam your private parts. If not, there are at-home kits available.
Perfect for flu-y folk like me.