Taking an Alternate Route to Health
Modern science is fascinating – it seems like new developments are popping up all the time. In medicine, however, we’re still looking for that elusive cure to the common cold and other ailments that just seem to resist all modern treatments. In some cases, the old ways are the best – that’s why hundreds of travelers visit the Dead Sea every year to find relief, relaxation, and health.
Dead Sea Climatotherapy
Here’s what we understand about science of the Dead Sea and its therapeutic benefits. By definition, climatotherapy means to relocate patients to an area where the climate offers conditions that are particularly conducive for managing or recovering from an ailment. The Dead Sea area is the lowest point on earth, so it has an atmosphere rich in unpolluted oxygen and with generally high barometric pressure. This dense atmosphere filters the harmful UV rays from the sun, providing a uniquely beneficial natural light therapy for skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Of course, the water from the Dead Sea is also an important element in Dead Sea Climatotherapy. Because of its high evaporation rate, it’s the saltiest body of water on earth, and the salt is rich in beneficial minerals. These Dead Sea minerals also enrich the black mud in the area, so the entire region provides a triple-whammy effect of therapeutic advantages.
Relief, Release, and Respite
Dead Sea health care has served as a last resort with many who have looked to traditional medicine for years without any relief. Aside from the tremendous success rate of treating skin disorders such as psoriasis, other ailments such as migraine headaches, sinus problems, arthritis and rheumatism, and many stress-related disorders have all been alleviated with the unique, non-invasive, soothing and restorative properties of the Dead Sea and its climate, all with no side effects! In fact, government health programs in some countries now subsidize Dead Sea therapy for certain skin and joint problems.
For those who are not fortunate enough to be able to travel for climatotherapy, various companies have created health and skin care products for healing and beauty. For example, adding Dead Sea salts to bath water can help you relax, ease muscle aches, and combat inflammation in your tissues. After your bath, you can continue to nourish and soften your skin by smoothing on a deliciously scented moisturizer, such as Premier’s Dead Sea Aromatic Salt Scrub. Consider it therapy without the miles.