Deep in the Jordan Valley is the Dead Sea. Dead Sea Black Mud and salts have been recognized by millions as a single source of health and beauty. It is the world’s richest source of natural salts. The high content of salts and minerals gives its waters the renowned curative powers and therapeutic qualities.
As its name evokes, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals which gives its waters the renowned curative powers, therapeutic qualities, and its buoyancy, recognized since the days of Herod the Great more than 2000 years ago.
Although sparsely populated and serenly quiet now, the area has historical and spiritual legacy of its own. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gommorah, Admah, Zebouin and Zoar.
Benefits: Regular use of Dead Sea salts have been clinically tested to relieve the symptoms of Skin Disorders such as Psoriasis, Rheumatologic conditions such as Arthritis, Back Pain, Skin Allergies, Stress, Insomnia and many other related conditions.
Dead Sea Salts contain 35 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. The following table details some of the healing properties of these minerals:
Magnesium: Promotes healing of skin tissue and provides skin surface with anti-allergic element. Essential for cell metabolism.
Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and tranquilizes nerves.
Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is an important factor in the body's metabolic exchanges.
Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins).
Potassium: A moisture regulator that helps maintain a neutral environment in the skin.
Calcium: A building block for corrective tissue under the skin surface.
Sodium: Relieves stiffness and muscle cramps and maintains neutral environment in the skin.
Zinc: A key factor in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.
So what does this mean to you? In simple terms dead sea salts have been effective in treating the following conditions:
Psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, scabies and seborrhea are but a few of the unpleasant skin disorders suffered by Americans today. Psoriasis alone is said to affect 3% of the population to some degree. Treatment of these conditions often involves the use of creams or lotions such as steroids or coal tar derivatives. These treatments are not always effective and can have harmful side effects, therefore they are not ideal for long term continued usage. Research has proven that regular soaking in Dead Sea Salt can provide relief from these unpleasant skin disorders without any side effects (see spa therapy treatments). In fact, Dead Sea Salt has been recommended by the international psoriasis community and the National Psoriasis Foundation as an effective alternative treatment.
Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain, bursitis etc. have all been effectively treated with Dead Sea Salts and Dead Sea mud. Either as a bath treatment or by applying hot mud in various ways, the Dead Sea minerals absorbed have provided effective relief from joint swelling, soreness and stiffness. This is due to the minerals improving blood circulation necessary to reduce the inflammatory response, together with the detoxifying agent and general muscle relaxant. Also when the mud or salt has been heated, the ability of the elements to penetrate and be absorbed into the system is increased.
At some stage in our lives we all have suffered from rashes, sores, hives, itching, contact dermatitis or some form of allergic reaction. The high magnesium and bromide content in Dead Sea Salt is beneficial as an anti allergic due to its cleansing and detoxifying of the skin.
Stress has become a symptom of modern day life. Most of us can deal with small amounts of stress comfortably, however too much stress can affect physical & mental well-being. Symptoms can include increased heart rate; elevated blood pressure;; tightness of the chest, neck and back muscles; headache; sleep disturbances; fatigue; susceptibility to minor illness, irritability and depression, to name but a few. Dead sea bath salts and mud treatments offer wonderful relief of these symptoms by increasing circulation and detoxification by removing the by products formed during the stress cycle, thereby freeing your cells from these toxin
It is estimated that 25% of Americans suffer from insomnia. Prolonged sleep disturbance can leave you feeling tired and run down, which in turn can lead to greater vulnerability to illness and disease. To assist with relaxing in order to fall asleep and to remove toxins, the Dead Sea bath salts and mud treatments can be very beneficial.
Please note it is always important to consult your doctor before using ANY new treatment.
General Skin Conditioning
The skin is largest organ in the human body and is also the most vulnerable. Continued exposure to the elements, chemicals and aging all take there toll on the skin. Therefore it is important to support and nurture the skin in order to restore health and enhance function.
Research into general Dead Sea Benefits and the minerals from the Dead Sea Salt has shown a 40% reduction in the depth of the wrinkling. They also moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin and enhance relaxation of the body.
Wet skin with tepid water, gently apply salt rubbing in a circular motion, rinse and pat dry.
Use 2-4 times a week. Avoid contact with eyes.
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