The Dead Sea – One of the greatest marvels
Within a short time the first manned research submarine to go down to the bottom of the Dead Sea will provide scientists with invaluable insights.
In the lowest place on earth, where time virtually stands still, harking to the Ice Age, the amazing natural laboratory had been developing over millions of years one of the most unique and invaluable means of healing – the Mineral Mud Layers. .
The scientific research began in 1778 by Lavoisier who conducted the first quantitative analysis of water from the Dead Sea. Gay-Lussac published another description of the chemical compounds of the Dead Sea in 1818. In 1936 the prestigious journal, “Nature”, published an important paper based on the work of Elazari Volcani in which he proved that there was life in the Dead sea.
The beneficial effects on various medical fields have been well known since Cleopatra proclaimed the beauty enhancing qualities of the Dead Sea, through the Roman spa remains that were found in the region and provide evidence that the Dead Sea has been known for its therapeutic advantages and the mysterious stories about remarkable healing events that we can find in crusader writings
After the establishment of the state of Israel, scientific articles began to appear showing that the Dead Sea region and the Dead Sea itself has beneficial effects on skin, joint, respiratory, eye and other disorders.
The Geological Institute in Jerusalem, The Institute of Geophysics in Hollon, The Tel Aviv University Dead Sea Research and numerous research institutes around the world are hard at work trying to unlock the secrets of the Dead Sea. Now with the aid of sophisticated new scientific tools discoveries are being made that are astounding even the most experienced geologists. One of the most inquisitive points is a place at the bottom, nicknamed the Dead Sea “Bermuda Triangle”. In this particular place, hot springs and magnetic motions of earth’s layers “stretch” the Dead Sea at the rate of one centimeter each year and a greater amount of rare metals have been detected.
Major health resorts
The Dead Sea is a unique body of water, unlike any other on the face of the earth. It is the lowest and saltiest of all deep, natural bodies of water.
The Dead Sea region is a major health resort area. The unique spectrum of therapies offered in the region include bathing in the Dead Sea water and in thermal springs, special mud packs, and exposure to the sun and the region’s unique ultraviolet radiation.
The Dead Sea has a 33% concentration of salts and minerals- (Compared to only 3% in the ocean).
Dead Sea salt
Dead Sea Salt original mineral composition improves cell metabolism and contributes to its restoration and regeneration.Dead Sea Salt also acts as a disinfectant and help in removing harmful substances from the skin.
Dead Sea mud
Dead Sea Mud rejuvenates the skin. The rich, natural minerals are all essential for healthy skin. It helps the skin to renew and regenerate cells, thus prevent aging. Dead Sea Mud stimulates blood circulation. The rich minerals and the mud tightening action promote circulation by increasing the supply of oxygen to and removing the toxins from the skin, thus toning and firming up skin tissues, leave the skin glowing and youthful looking.
Dead Sea Mud exfoliates dead skin cells. The fine, natural grain of the mud softly yet effectively sloughs off dead skin cells, leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant. Dead Sea Mud with all its rich Dead Sea Minerals is ideal for relieving skin ailments in odd places on the body. Many hormonal and physiological changes take place while bathing in the Dead Sea or thermal springs. The mechanisms by which a broad spectrum of diseases and particular autoimmune disorders, that have not been sufficiently clarified, are alleviated. Probably several factors incorporating, including a combination of mechanical, thermal and chemical effects