The Dead Sea, Jordan

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a unique natural monument and natural clinic, the sunniest place in the world (330 sunny days a year). The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth (400 meters below sea level). Several rivers flow into it, including the Jordan. The Dead Sea has no drains, so the water that enters it is “locked”. Intensive evaporation from the surface of the lake leads to the formation of a dense, rich, high-quality cocktail, rich in salts and minerals. It is used in industry, agriculture and medicine.

The main attraction of the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing water, about ten times saltier than other seas. It consists of salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and other chemical elements. This fantastically dense, mineral-rich water has attracted travelers since ancient times. Among them were the Jewish king Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian queen Cleopatra. All of them basked in the thick, black, invigorating mud of the Dead Sea, and effortlessly soared in dense water, absorbing healing minerals and scattered rays of the Jordanian sun with their whole skin.

The Dead Sea coast is the safest place in the world for sunbathing. Evaporation continuously rising from the surface of the water acts as a natural filter to block potentially harmful hard ultraviolet radiation.

The air in the vicinity of the Dead Sea contains 8% more oxygen than at world sea level.

Treatment at the Dead Sea: two thousand years ago, people knew about the healing effects of the Dead Sea. The unique combination of climatic conditions and natural environments – air, water, sunlight, mud – allows for effective treatment of many chronic diseases: dermatological (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, psoriatic arthritis), respiratory (asthma) and others (arthritis, circulatory diseases, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease and some eye diseases).

Due to the constant evaporation of water from the Dead Sea, unique complexes of chloride salts, sulfur, sodium, potassium, iodine, magnesium, calcium and bromine are formed here.

Chlorine anions – a natural antiseptic that strengthens the protective layer of the skin and reduces swelling;
Sulfur cleanses the body and stimulates metabolism;
Sodium maintains the acid-base balance of the skin;
Potassium is involved in the regulation of the body’s water balance;
Iodine improves the condition of the thyroid gland and promotes cellular metabolism;
Magnesium activates skin metabolism, facilitates breathing and protects against allergies;
Calcium cleanses the surface of the skin and acts as a pain reliever;
Bromine, well known for its calming effect, promotes muscle relaxation. It has been found that in the Dead Sea area its concentration is 20 times higher than anywhere else in the world. Due to the high atmospheric pressure, the air near the Dead Sea contains 8% more oxygen than at sea level. Dry, mineral-rich and allergen-free, it is ideal for people with respiratory problems.

Nowadays, thousands of people from all over the world come to the Dead Sea to recover, relax, unwind and enjoy the natural wealth of the region. The coastline is home to luxurious hotels and world-class spa resorts, providing the highest level of comfort and an extensive range of wellness treatments. The clinics located on the shores of the Dead Sea specialize in the treatment of diseases of the skin, joints and eyes, as well as respiratory diseases and hypertension. Each of them employs experienced doctors and highly professional nurses.

Local beauty laboratories produce a wide range of skin care products: mud-based face masks, bath salts, shampoos, hand creams, tonics, various soaps, sunscreens, bath and shower gels, make-up removers, as well as moisturizing, nourishing, tightening and cleansing products. Made from natural ingredients, they are of the highest quality. Healing cosmetics are sold throughout Jordan; in addition, it can be ordered via the Internet with delivery anywhere in the world. Therefore, the gifts of the Dead Sea are easy to enjoy even after returning home. Dead Sea mud is a pelloid – alluvial sediments rich in minerals and saturated with sulfur compounds. It holds heat well, so it can be applied to the body,

The water level in the Dead Sea drops by about 30 cm annually. Israel and Jordan take water from it for the needs of industry, agriculture and consumer services. Scientists believe that by 2050 the sea may completely dry up.

Hammamat Main

30 km from the Dead Sea and 25 km from the city of Madaba is a unique miracle of nature – MAIN SPA (literally translated as “main resort”) – hot healing springs.

King Herod the Great was treated in the waters of the Main Spa. The springs were also used for medicinal purposes in Byzantine times. Then they somehow forgot about the Main Spa, but today people in need of healing go there again.

The spring water has anti-allergic properties, as it contains a large amount of sulfur (580 mg/l). Its restorative effect at the cellular level will help you win a complete victory over the aging process. Due to the high concentration of calcium (300 mg/l) in water, intercellular metabolism and metabolism improves. In addition, the presence of magnesium (60 mg/l) and potassium (27 mg/l) enhances the beneficial effect on the skin and improves metabolism. The water also contains mineral salts, which are used in various procedures. They will benefit your body. The high temperature of the water will allow all substances and minerals to penetrate your skin faster. The sources contain a high concentration of sodium (571 mg/l), it will have a beneficial effect on you and help you feel better.

Now, on the basis of the springs, an ultramodern recreation and health center has been created, where people with various financial capabilities and ailments can be treated. Main Spa today is a first-class resort hotel and health and recreation center. A wellness clinic has been created and operates at the hotel, which has special baths, inhalers, thermal and physiotherapy, sensitive and experienced staff monitors your treatment from start to finish. It treats such diseases as rheumatism, arthritis, sinusitis, diseases of the digestive tract and the circulatory system.

The Dead Sea, Jordan