The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the East and Israel and the West Bank to the West. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and the Jordan River is the only major water source flowing into the Dead Sea.

 

Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters (1,412 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. 9.6 times as salty as the ocean water, it is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water; because its salinity you can float in the Dead Sea without even trying, which makes swimming here a truly unique experience not to be missed. This unique place has extremely high content of salts and minerals which gives its waters the curative powers and therapeutic qualities recognized for more than 2000 years ago.

 

Nowadays visitors from all over the World go to the Dead Sea to treat various health problems such as Psoriasis, the Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea may be a therapy for psoriasis by sunbathing for long periods in the area due to its position below sea level and subsequent result that UV rays are partially blocked by the increased cloud cover. Rhinosinusitis patients receiving Dead Sea saline nasal irrigation exhibited improved symptom relief compared to standard hypertonic saline spray and Osteoarthritis, Dead Sea mud pack therapy has been suggested to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees,  treatment with mineral-rich mud compresses can be used to augment conventional medical therapy.

 

The Dead Sea is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole World; there is much to do on the shores of the Dead Sea, you will be delighted.