The Natural Spa of the World
The Dead Sea of Israel is the lowest point on earth. It is called Yam Hamelach in Hebrew, which means the sea of salt. Due to extreme evaporation in this region water of this sea has high concentration of salt and minerals. As a result no aquatic species can survive here. However, the salt and minerals that are available here are beneficial for the human skin.The Dead Sea of Israel is the lowest point on earth. It is called Yam Hamelach in Hebrew, which means the sea of salt. Due to extreme evaporation in this region water of this sea has high concentration of salt and minerals. As a result no aquatic species can survive here. However, the salt and minerals that are available here are beneficial for the human skin.
The therapeutic effect of this salt is known since centuries. It was praised by Aristotle, the great thinker and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra for such remarkable properties. The Egyptians procured tons of bitumen out of it to use in the process of mummification of the pharaohs. The sea is called a natural spa. It is a hot tourist destination as the mineral laden water; the black mud and the pollution free environment with their medicinal properties make a great place for vacation.
The beaches are also great for sun bath. In spite of the getting enough sunshine, it doesn't make one vulnerable to ultraviolet rays. In fact, the sea has resulted in flourishing resorts and spa in Israel and Jordan on the coast of this sea.
Now what are the benefits of the Dead Sea spa? The black mud of the sea contains magnesium, silicates, natural tar and organic substances. This mud is used for exfoliation. It is a great cleaning agent of the skin making it softer and agile. It also cures many dermal ailments. The mud baths, mud wraps and mud massages can enhance blood circulation that will improve your health conditions. The magnesium, potassium, calcium and bromide salts present in the water of this sea are a great panacea for body pain, arthritis. They can also be stress busters.
What makes this sea a great spa is also it location. The Judean desert is at a stone throw. You can take a long relaxing drive along its coastline. Being four hundred meters below sea level, the area gets about twenty five percent more oxygen than other places on the earth. The region itself is known as Climatic Medical Centers in the world. The sea water contains bromide that results in serenity of the environment.
The Dead Sea supplies mineral content to the cosmetic industry worldwide. The minerals that are found in its coastline are Boron, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc and Magnesium. They can cure diseases like psoriasis, eczema etc. The cosmetic surgeons around the world are using the minerals of this sea to cure complex skin problems. This has resulted in a conflict between the cosmetic industry and green organizations who are striving to preserve the sea as a national park reserve.
The region provides a natural and complete spa package that people usually look in vacation - ideal climatic conditions and mineral-rich water. A vacation here is a great break from the frets of the daily life. The fresh air that blows here can rejuvenate you for a long span of time. So take a break from work and stress, and experience the best natural health resort of the world.