Beauty with Health
Therapeutic Properties of the Dead Sea.
A Healing Gift from the Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea's healing power is more than just myth. The Dead Sea region has been known for its medicinal and therapeutic properties for thousands of years. The mineral-rich waters, the rich of oxygen, very low content of pollens and other allergens in the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth has made the area a center of wellness and treatments.
Even in the time of the Bible the royalty the world-over were aware of the richness and essential health value of the Dead Sea minerals. King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra and King Herod all bathed in the Dead Sea and enjoyed its healing properties.
Recently, scientific articles relating to various fields of medicine began to appear showing that the Dead Sea region, and the Dead Sea itself, has a beneficial effect on skin, joint, respiratory, eye, and other disorders.
The unique physical and chemical characteristics of the Dead Sea has long attracted visitors from around the world and make the region a popular destination for those seeking treatments for a variety of conditions.
Although the Dead Sea may be biologically dead, it maintains its historical ability to nourish the mind and body through its therapeutic qualities.
Dead Sea Water
It is considered the richest depository of minerals and phosphates essential to maintaining the healthy process of cell renewal and stimulating blood circulation. These minerals have accumulated in the dead sea over millions of years and have made it a rich source such as Magnesium which known for its anti-allergic effect on the skin and bronchial tubes; bromine, which has a positive influence on the nervous system; and iodine, helpful in the functioning of various glands. The minerals of the Dead Sea are also used in many cosmetics and skin care products.
Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salts contain high levels of natural minerals that our bodies need to thrive. These minerals cleanse, heal acne, and help our cells flush out unwanted toxins. Studies have suggested that Dead Sea minerals can improve the quality of life for psoriasis patients, hydrate the skin and reduce roughness and inflammation. Dead Sea salts soften and smooth skin, enhance the natural glow and can be used as a fabulous bath treatment. They are also known to relieve stress and muscle aches, and to purify surrounding energy.
Dead Sea Mud
The Dead Sea mud is rich in minerals which have antiseptic qualities. Covering the body in Dead Sea mud helps the minerals absorb into the body while the top layer of skin is purified and cleansed, contributing significantly to an improvement in the external symptoms of the disease. When blended with essential oils, Dead Sea mud provide anti-inflammatory, desensitizing and healing properties which help relieve muscle tension and joint pain.
The region's climate and low elevation have made it a popular center for several types of therapies:
Treatment for Psoriasis
Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea is an effective therapy for patients with psoriasis, who benefit from sunbathing for long periods in the area due to its position below sea level and subsequent result that many of the sun's harmful UV rays are reduced.
Treatment for Rhinosinusitis
Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Dead Sea mud pack therapy has been suggested to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. Treatment with mineral-rich mud compresses can be used to augment conventional medical therapy.