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Last Updated: 08/22/2010
The therapeutic effects of bathing in
the Dead Sea were well known even in times of antiquity. Galenus, for
instance, stated that this salt water was good for the treatment of
Arthritis, Eczema, Muscular Pain, Rheumatism, Psoriasis, and also to
Relieve Tension, Aid Relaxation, and develop Smooth Silky Skin. The
Jewish Roman historian Flavius, wrote 2000 years ago-
“The Dead Sea cannot be praised too highly…travelers take as much of this salt as they are able to home with them because it heals the human body and is therefore used in many medicines."
The waters of the Dead Sea are unique compared to other seas and lakes primarily due to the high concentration of salts reaching 27% compared to 3% in ordinary sea water. The composition of the Dead Sea salts is also unique. Whereas in ordinary sea water sodium chloride (common salt) is the major constituent (about 80% of the total salt content) the Dead Sea on the other hand contains a considerably smaller proportion of sodium chloride, the balance consisting of magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides, and a comparatively high concentration of bromides. It is believed that the therapeutic properties of the Dead Sea are due in large extent to the presence of these other salts, mainly those of magnesium, potassium and bromide.
As the name suggests, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. But it is these natural elements which give its water their curative powers. Dead Sea Salts and Mud have been recognized by millions of people as a single source of health and beauty since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2,000 years ago.
Dead Sea Salt Bath Soak: Simple but Elegant Bathing - Just Add Water. Dead Sea Salts contain more than 15 natural and unprocessed minerals important to your health. This concentration of minerals may improve, and in some cases alleviate, serious skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. The waters of the Dead Sea, the mud, and the salts extracted from it, are rich in unique concentrations of life-enhancing minerals, which include the highest levels of magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium. Pour 6-10 oz. of Dead Sea Salts into your bath, and dissolve it under running hot or warm water, soak for 20-30 minutes, then shower off. For additional benefit, rest for half-an-hour under a warm blanket. Use 3 to 4 times a week for six weeks. Resume when needed.
Note: Dead Sea Bath Salts are clinically proven to provide relief from Psoriasis when utilized in a recommended six week regimen (2.2 lbs per bath, 20 minute per bath, 3 baths per week, for 6 weeks).