The Dead Sea area (located in the holy land of Israel), famous for its health promoting environment for thousands of years, contains an 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 effects of these unique properties are presently being critically evaluated in terms of types of diseases treated, modes of therapy, and mechanism of healing.
Rich in life-enhancing minerals, the Dead Sea waters and mud have been acclaimed throughout the ages. This unique body of water is situated on the Syrian-African fault, a geological phenomenon that came into being some three million years ago during a great natural upheaval. Many ancient layers of mineral-rich earth were exposed. Salt water springs erupted, forming a valley and a lake 1300 feet below sea level, making it the lowest place on earth.
An evaporation process continuing for thousands of years resulted in increased levels of minerals and salt in the lake, which is known as the Dead Sea.
The composition of the Dead Sea is considered unique, containing the highest levels of magnesium, calcium, silica, sodium, and potassium in comparison to any other body of salt water in the world, including the oceans. Since ancient times, millions of people have come to the region to relax, to enjoy its beauty and to experience the healing, beautifying, and rejuvenating powers of the Dead Sea.
These visitors soak in the famous waters and coat themselves in the celebrated revitalizing black mud. Medical research and multiple studies have proved beyond all doubt the efficacy of these minerals in treating and preventing various diseases such as psoriasis, acne, and rheumatism. As in the past, the Dead Sea continues to attract tens of thousands of visitors annually to its many resorts and treatment spas.