Zero gravity, that’s what it feels like. Wherever we are and no matter what we do, our skeletal muscles need to work in order to support our body, even when lying down. These muscles are in a constant state of stress due to their nonstop work. Things get worse when we’re in a less-than-perfect state of mind: we burden them even more. At times they can’t take it anymore and we feel pain in our lower back and neck.
The Dead Sea’s unique water gives us a no-gravity experience which is good for both our skeletal muscles and our brain. Why burden our skeletal muscles with complex swimming techniques that increase stress when we can float weightlessly in salty water? Floating is wonderful to our overburdened muscles: we give our bodies a real chance to relax. The water’s warm temperature and complex of sulfates and minerals help in reducing the muscular tone.
The floating experience can be a dreamy one if you let it. After floating for some time in complete relaxation, the brain begins emitting alpha waves and later theta waves. These brain waves are usually achieved when we sleep, but floating in the sun while doing absolutely nothing lets us into a dream state while completely awake. After dreaming with your eyes open, you’ll feel well rested and calmer than before. Very few places on earth offer such a health benefit for our skeletal muscles. Even fewer places offer such a benefit for our brain and mind. The Dead Sea has it all complete with primal landscapes that take your breath away. The landscape plays a great role in our bodies’ healing process: while urban places make us feel suffocated, free and primal views of nature make us feel liberated even when they are crowded with many people.