As far back as the Romans and Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, the Dead Sea has been a source of healing, rejuvenation, and relaxation. It’s health benefits have even spread into cosmetic products available to purchase at drugstores across the world. The Dead Sea is a lake located on the borders of Jordan and Israel. Many suffering from health ailments such as arthritis, psoriasis, acne, eczema, and those seeking to improve the overall health of their skin, seek out the Dead Sea for treatment.
The Dead Sea is mecca for those suffering such health and skin ailments because of it’s unique blend of minerals and atmosphere. Just one liter of Dead Sea water contains 35% minerals. These minerals include, calcium, magnesium, bromide, potassium, and sulfate. Only a few out of the present 21 different minerals found in the Dead Sea. It is believed that the combination of these minerals along with the calming waters of the Dead Sea, contribute to its’ healing powers. The Dead Sea is also reported ascontaining 32% salt water, double that of the other oceans of the world which come in at 15% salt.The high concentrations of minerals are so beneficial to the body because they strengthen skin tissue, chemically balance the skin, stimulate blood flow, and eliminate toxins.
Not only are the waters healing but the clay mud found at the bottom of the lake are said to have healing or restorative benefits. Skin care and spa enthusiasts use the mud for masks or all over body wraps to exfoliate and moisten the skin. It is said that the clay can decrease wrinkles, clear stretch marks, and even reduce the appearance of dimples from cellulite.
The location of the Dead Sea only further compliments it’s healing powers. Located at the lowest point on Earth at 1,200 feet below sea level, minimal stress is put on the body allowing deep relaxation and easy breathing. The haze that blankets the lake also filters out harmful ultraviolet rays that damage the skin and cause health concerns. It is also beneficial for psoriasis sufferers as just enough light in allowed through.
For those suffering ailments such as arthritis, psoriasis, and other skin disorders a trip to the Dead Sea can be highly beneficial as well as relaxing. Psoriasis sufferers after visiting the Dead Sea have claimed to have seen an improvement of up to 88%. With possibilities like that it is hard to not want to take a vacation to the Dead Sea, but if that is not a feasible option there are a wide range of Dead Sea Spa products available that can have the same benefits only without the added bonus of a vacation.