The Dead Sea in Modern Times

The Dead Sea in Modern Times

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Follow the mineral-rich muddy footprints of Herod, Solomon and Cleopatra to the legendary Dead Sea and resorts developed round its adjacent hot springs. This famed health destination, at the world's lowest dry point, is known for helping with rheumatic and skin problems.

the dead sea is a world wide go to destination due to its great benefits it have many appealing resorts around it & Spa, in 2014 eleven Beauty Queens from the USA visited the Dead Sea  to enjoy the Salt, Mud & water Qualities. 

The Dead Sea area has become a major center for health research and treatment for several reasons. The mineral content of the water, the very low content of pollens and other allergens in the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth each have specific health effects.

Helpfull usage recipes for Dead Sea Black Mud 

Facial mask

 

The first noticeable benefit, following facial care with  Mud Mask  is that the skin radiates with vitality, a healthy tone and is silky to the touch. The purifying face mask, like the body wrap, acts by creating a seal over the skin. As the blood circulation increases, and the face gradually becomes warmer, the pores function in two ways: they release natural fat (sebum) and toxins through perspiration, while at the same time absorbing the nourishing ingredients in the Dead Sea mud mask. The seal also improves the skin's ability to absorb vitamins, proteins and Dead Sea minerals through the layer of dead cells, and encourages them to help regenerate a healthy cell layer.

After treatment with a Dead Sea mineral mud mask, the functions of the skin are enhanced for a significant length of time. The minerals essential for inter-cell communication improve the capacity of the skin's layers to store moisture. The new cells fill out small facial lines from the inside, smooth the outer layer of the skin and create a sense of softness, well-being and relaxation.

Skin care using a Dead Sea mud mask is suitable for all skin types, but is especially effective for skin suffering from a functional imbalance. For example, with skin suffering from excess fatty secretions, the process balances and calms typical irritation and redness, and the mask can therefore be applied two to three times a week.

Conversely, with a weekly care routine, skin suffering from extreme dryness and scaling will benefit from a strengthened protective system, improved moisture balance, a normal cell regeneration rate and improved skin texture.  

Body wraps

Professional therapists, in luxury spas around the world, use the classic treatment of wrapping the body in warm, mineral rich mud from the Dead Sea. This results in visible toning, relieving muscle pain, moisturizing and restoring a healthy rosy glow to the skin, and improving the skin's elasticity. With increasing technological sophistication, the same professional treatment can now also be experienced in a while  bathing at home use  Mineral-Rich Body Mud.

Enveloping the body in mineral-rich Dead Sea mud forms a sealing layer over the skin that increases the body temperature. The blood flow is activated and oxygen and nutrients penetrate to the end of even the tiniest blood vessels and stimulate activity in all layers of the skin. Heat helps the body eliminate toxins through perspiration and stimulates the natural cell metabolism.

The increased metabolic rate and elimination of toxins from the body also work effectively on pockets of fat (cellulite) and encourage the breakdown of stubborn fat deposits through lymph drainage. An almost instant result of the Dead Sea mud wrap is the enhancement of the outer skin (elimination of stretch marks and the 'orange-peel skin' characteristics of cellulite). image on the left "before & after effect on cellulite"

The Dead Sea minerals' ability to penetrate the deep layers of the skin is enhanced by the sealing process and helped by improved blood circulation. The Dead Sea minerals also ease the muscles into a state of relaxation and relieve pain in rheumatic joints.

When the natural evaporation of moisture is prevented by sealing the skin with a layer of Dead Sea mud, the skin's internal moisture levels increase, giving the skin a kind of 'energy boost' resulting in a radiant appearance, with a healthy rosy tone, and a soft and supple feel.

As this mineral-rich Dead Sea mud is a naturally healthy product, it can be recommended for weekly body-care regimes. Professional methods can be followed at home by heating the Dead Sea mud in the microwave until it is comfortably warm, applying it liberally to the whole body and then relaxing for half-an-hour. The Dead Sea mud is then thoroughly washed off with warm water, which also contains a rich blend of Dead Sea minerals, into the skin.


Dead Sea Mud Medical Benefits?

The Black Mud is absorbed with the dead sea water which give it a high  balance of the salts which are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.Magnesium is important for both combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function). So we can see that bathing in high quality sea salt could replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism.

Studies have been conducted on the health benefits of bathing in Dead Sea salts. One such study was conducted by Dr. I. Machtey on 103 patients suffering from osteoarthritis and tendinitis. Patients were either treated with baths of 7.5%, 2% or 0.5% Dead Sea salt concentration. Improvement was found after as little as one week of treatment for those treated with 7.5% or 2% salt baths. By the study's end, 80% of the patients reported less pain; 70% experienced improved mobility and 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics.

Dr. J. Arndt studied the effect of Dead Sea salt baths on psoriasis. Fifty patients were treated for 3-4 weeks, taking 3-4 baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement. This improvement included relief from itching, sleep disturbances, and skin scaling. Treatment with Dead Sea salts is not associated with any side effects.