A Popular Destination
Locals and tourists alike flock to the Dead Sea for anti-stress therapy, relaxation, beauty and specific health treatment programs. Many people come here to take a dip in the water and book retreats to help with ailments to take advantage of the natural healing properties of the water and mineral-rich mud. And with the high salt concentration, you will get to experience the buoyant sensation of floating effortlessly in the water.
What are the Benefits of the Dead Sea
Being rich in salt, minerals, and known to have the highest oxygen density on earth the water and the mud provides many benefits:
- Exfoliates and cleanses the skin gently removing dead skin cells and clears away acne with sulfur’s natural antibacterial properties.
- Treats skin condition such as eczema, dry, sensitive and itchy skin. And have been known to be an effective treatment for rheumatism, arthritis, fibromyalgia and joint pain;
- Provides relaxation and relief from sore muscles, cramps, and helps to combat fatigue and anxiety.
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines promoting youthful skin and improves skin hydration;
- Helps to stimulate blood circulation around the joints.
What are the most abundant minerals found in the Dead Sea?
Magnesium – aids your body in muscle movements, DNA repair, energy production. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory also fights against depression, improves sleep, and strengthens bones and skin hydration. Potassium – An electrolyte that helps to balance the pH in your body, stabilize your blood pressure, and is vital to hydration. It also helps to enhance your metabolism and strengthens your muscles Sodium – Believe it or not, sodium is an essential electrolyte to help us absorb and transport nutrients, It also facilitates regulating our blood pressure and transmission of nerve signals. Calcium – Besides playing a major role to strengthen our bones and teeth, it also helps to regulate our body weight and support our cardiac muscles contract and relax properly. Sulfates – helps to support maintain healthy joints, and boost immune system. It helps to create proteins, tissues and supports cartilage. In addition, it aids to prevent infection, detoxify, and removes toxins from the skin.
- Soak in the Dead Sea;
- Slap on the mud;
- Rub it all over you skin;
- Wait for it to dry;
- Wash it off with the Dead Sea Water;
Tips for the Dead Sea
- Don’t shave before entering the water at least 48 hours beforehand;
- Cover scrapes and any open wounds with Vaseline or a waterproof bandage;
- Arrive with your swimsuit on underneath your clothes as there is no change area;
- Bring a towel;
- Got water shoes bring em’ as the pebble beach can be hard on the soles of your feet;
- Gently lower yourself into the water to avoid splashing and getting into your eyes and ears;
- Wear earplugs;
- If you do get water into your eyes and ears, rinse of with fresh water immediately;
- Bring something to read as a prop to take some fun Instagram photos.
Have you been to the Dead Sea? or is it on your bucket list?
How to Get to the Dead Sea
You can get here either via Jordan or Israel. From Jordan Half Day trips from Amman and Wadi Musa are popular. You can arrange for your own transfer and get a day pass through a hotel located on the Dead Sea to access the Dead Sea beach. The cost varies by hotel. On the higher end, try Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort, Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa, or Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. For no frills, try Dead Sea Spa Hotel, or Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea. Or book a day tour from Amman and combine it to see Mount Nebo, Madaba or a two to three-day tour, that encompasses seeing Petra and Wadi Rum. From Israel There are Dead Sea Shuttle buses from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, which includes transfer to and from and time to enjoy the Dead Sea at a beach resort.