Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Unique Characteristics and Benefits of Dead Sea salt

The Dead Sea sits at the bottom of a deep valley and all that is left from a much larger sea two million years ago. It is the lowest natural place on the planet, sitting 1300 feet below sea level. The concentration of salt in this body of water is 10 times that of our oceans. It has long been considered a healing place. Historians and travelers from 2000 years ago made notes about the special properties of the water in the Dead Sea—claiming that it healed various ailments and also brought great relaxation. For centuries, people have been bottling it up and taking it home.

The clean, unpolluted air and warm climate at the Dead Sea provide a healing environment that is like no other place in the world. Salt is composed of natural healing elements that happen naturally in our bodies but are often lost as we go about our busy days.

Today, modern science has proven the therapeutic and rejuvenating characteristics of Dead Sea salt with its unique composition of minerals. Medical research and numerous studies have all documented the healing effects of these minerals to treat skin conditions and other problems—arthritis, eczema, psoriasis—the list goes on. Today, the Dead Sea is surrounded by treatment facilities, resorts and spas. Thousands of visitors go throughout the year to partake in this healing environment.

At the Salt Suite we use Dead Sea salt to create and disburse a dry salt aerosol throughout the adult, children’s, and yoga salt rooms. There is no need to travel further than Delray Beach to experience the calming and healing benefits of this unique 100% natural salt. *Note that ocean water is mostly sodium chloride, yet Dead Sea salt is only 12 to 20% sodium chloride.

Dead Sea Salts contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals are lost throughout the day and as they naturally occur in our bodies they must be replenished.  These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.  Below are some of the healing properties of these minerals some common ailments that Dead Sea salt effectively treats:

  • Magnesium: Promotes quick healing of skin tissue and provides the skin’s surface with anti-allergic elements. Also essential for cell metabolism.
  • Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and calms nerves.
  • Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body's metabolic exchanges.
  • Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins). Known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.
  • Potassium: Great for people who suffer from asthma because it improves oxidation of the muscles of the nervous system.
  • Calcium: An essential mineral, known to strengthen bones and teeth. Also strengthens cell membranes and cleanses pores.
  • Sodium: Great for dry skin as it helps to allow moisture to be absorbed more easily
  • Zinc:  Contains anti-oxidant properties which help to reduce the early signs of aging.  It also helps to speed up the healing process.

All of these minerals combined help improve skin hydration and reduce inflammation. In addition, Dead Sea salt is considered a detoxifier. At the Salt Suite we are fully committed to providing only the highest quality facility and product.