About the Dead Sea

October 21st, 2005

The beneficial effects of the Dead Sea’s raw materials on the skin and their unique therapeutic and beautifying powers have been recognized since ancient times. The “Sea of Salt”, as it is often referred to, lies at the lowest point on earth and has greater solid content than any other body of water. The atmospheric pressure at the Dead Sea is the highest on the planet. This combination of the atmosphere and the mineral rich water makes the Dead Sea unusually therapeutic.

The Dead Sea Research Center’s website offers detailed information about the Dead Sea, its composition and its health benefits. Check it out at http://www.deadsea-health.org

Scientific studies have proven that bathing in Dead Sea salts not only improves such skin ailments as Psoriasis and Eczema, but also stimulates circulation and encourages the skin to renew itself. In addition, subcutaneous penetration helps relieve Aches and Pains in joints and muscles, providing much relief for those who experience Rheumatism and Arthritis. Enjoy a hot, relaxing soak in the tub, or use the salt Soap to treat your skin when you take a shower.

Dead Sea Skin Care products’ unique ingredient – Mineral Mud – is the key to unlocking your skin’s natural Beauty. The remarkable absorbency of this mineral and oxygen rich substance gives it the ability to reach deep into the skin. Dead Sea Mineral Mud thoroughly cleanses clogged pores while using reverse osmosis to tighten them. Mineral Mud’s natural ingredients revitalize and nourish, helping the skin to look and feel its best.

More About the Dead Sea . . .

The Dead Sea, also known as the “Sea of Salt”, is located near what was once the western edge of the “Cradle of Civilization”; the land that lies between the Tigris River to the north, the Euphrates River to the south, the Persian Gulf to the East and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. This area was known as Mesopotamia and held our planet’s earliest settlements in its palms in about 3500 BCE. It now houses most of modern day Iraq.

Going forward about 2500 years, King Solomon set out to make peace in this region that had become entangled by many enemies. King Solomon is known as a peaceful king, in part because he worked to make peace by diplomacy, creating external quiet surrounding his kingdom. With peace achieved, he then set about industrializing his kingdom. Perhaps as part of his move to industrialize, the beneficial effects of the Dead Sea were put into production. And just maybe King Solomon provided all of the people of his kingdom access to the Dead Sea and made its many healthy and beautifying products affordable, creating an environment of relaxed, peaceful, and beautiful neighbors!

Just a mere 900 years later, not too far from the Dead Sea, Cleopatra enters history’s stage and among her accomplishments charms two powerful rulers, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. She does this on her way to becoming the last pharaoh of Egypt. Cleopatra’s legendary Beauty will probably never be confirmed, but it lies somewhere between her unflattering profile on the eighty drachma coin used during her rule to the few still exisiting sculptures that show a flawless Beauty with a small nose and full lips. Regardless of Cleopatra’s actual features, we do know she used them well. It is reputed that she went to great lengths and expense to obtain exclusive rights over the Dead Sea area.The remains of pharmaceutical and cosmetic factories that she had built near the Dead Sea can be seen on the western bank in Ein Bokek and Ein Gedi.

And now travel 2000 years forward and we find that on both the Israeli and the Jordanian shores of the Dead Sea there are many spas and medical programs to which thousands of people flock annually. These spas and medical facilities make use of the health promoting environment of the Dead Sea. Only now what was once known intuitively has now been researched and documented.

The Dead Sea contains, according to the Dead Sea Research Center, “a unique solar irradiation, an increased oxygen density, a high density salty sea with an unusual salt composition, thermo-mineral springs and a special natural mud”. The synthesis of these unique properties that occur only at this location that is the lowest point on earth and that has greater solid content than any other body of water has been critically evaluated, “in terms of types of diseases treated, modes of therapy, and mechanism of healing”. In addition, the “increased attenuation of a specific spectrum of ultra-Violet radiation provides unusual therapeutic properties with an impressive impact on a number of diseases. The air is denser here at sea level, rich in magnesium and bromine, unpolluted, and almost totally free of Allergens.

There is a high salt concentration in the Dead Sea. One can fly low over the sea and see the salt clumps floating in the water. The hot, dry air and high evaporation rate have attributed to this phenomenon that does not exist in other salty bodies of water. The Dead Sea’s water contains 32% salts and is high in magnesium, calcium, bromide, potassium, and other minerals. For example, exposure to this water has been proven to nourish skin, ease discomfort from Rheumatoid symptoms, activate the circulatory system, and Relax nerves. Walk in to the Dead Sea, and you’ll find yourself able to float endlessly without effort.

The Dead Sea’s Black Mud is a homogeneous mixture of its Organic elements that are retrieved from the shoreline and mixed with the earth. This mud is not only good for cleaning, and softening the skin; when applied to the skin and permitted to dry before washing off, the mud’s thermopoxic properties improves and stimulates blood circulation, especially in the affected areas of joint diseases (Dead Sea Research Center, www.deadsea-health.org).

The thousands of people who fly to Israel and Jordan each year stay at hotels and spas to undergo a few weeks of treatment that significantly and naturally, without pharmaceuticals, improves their health.

However, without taking time out from work, leaving family, and spending thousands of dollars, similar results can be obtained by spending significantly less money, staying home, and using products with Jericho Spa and Dead Sea Secrets labels. The products made with Dead Sea Black Mud, salts, and minerals are of the highest quality and excellent for both healthy skin and circulation as wel as for skin that needs improved circulation and has been damaged due to disease or the side effects of disease.

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