The water in the Dead Sea has been known for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago wrote Flavios that the salts from the Dead Sea heal the human body. The water from the Dead Sea is unique and contains 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. Sodium accounts for about 80% of the salinity of normal seawater. The balance of the salts in the Dead Sea water is magnesium, potassium, calcium, chloride and bromides.
Magnesium is important for combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming down the nervous system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation, strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is an essential mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function). If we see that bathing in sea salt so they fill the minerals that are vital for our skin and our metabolism. There have been studies on the health benefits of bathing in Dead Sea salts. A study was conducted by Dr. I. Machtey on 103 patients suffering from osteoarthritis and tendonitis. Patients were either treated with baths of 7.5%, 2% or 0.5% of dead sea salt. There was an improvement in as little as one week of treatment. For those who had been treated with 7.5% or 2% salt baths. At the end of the study, reported 80% of patients tt they experienced less pain, 70% experienced improved mobility and 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics.