The Origins of the Dead Sea

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The Origins of the Dead Sea

The Origins of the Dead Sea

About 1.5 million years ago the Dead Sea region was covered by an ocean. Due to an earthquake, the Jordan-Rift valley reshaped itself and the Dead Sea was formed in the deeper areas. The strong rays of sun outside this area and the extremely dry climate caused the rivers delivering fresh water to evaporate. Salts and minerals stayed behind, giving the Dead Sea the unique properties for which it is still known today.

Healing Properties of the Dead Sea

The high salt content of the Dead Sea and the feeling of floating in the water it causes is the object of immense fascination. This unparalleled relaxing experience enchants wellness-lovers and incites a feeling of complete weightlessness. Therapy for numerous complaints can be found at this unique place. Minerals in the water help to heal skin diseases, problems with the respiratory system, circulatory problems, high bloodpressure and much more. Mud from the Dead Sea, known as peliod, has an anti-bacterial effect, which contributes towards treating rheumatisms and arthritis, and gives the skin a fresh glow, as it contains effective anti-aging complexes, such as bromides, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Bromide hasa calming effect on the skin and relaxes the muscles. Potassium regulates moisture content, is responsible for fighting infections and strengthens the body‘s defences. Calcium helps to pores to cleanse and has anti-allergen, calming and soothing effects. Magnesium preserves moisture in the skin and has positive effects on airways and allergies. The notable, scientifically-proven healing effects of the Dead Sea on various illnesses last for a long time. Complaints such as fatigue and migraines can be treated here thanks to the healthy air with its high oxygen content. The health promoting synergy of water, mud, air and moderate sunbathing areperfect for an all-round cure for your body and mind.