Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the healing properties of Dead Sea salt bathing and its theraputic effects on psoriasis, eczema and other skin diseases.
The beneficial effects of bathing in Dead Sea salts and their unique therapeutic and beautifying powers have been recognized since ancient times. Cleopatra, considered the most beautiful woman in the world, went to great expense to obtain exclusive rights over the Dead Sea area. At her command, pharmaceutical and cosmetic factories were built near the Dead Sea and their remains can still be seen today at Ein Bokek and Ein Gedi.
Bathing in a Dead Sea salt bath at home provides a deeply relaxing experience and a feast of minerals for the skin. Research has proven the efficiency of Dead Sea bath salts in alleviating skin diseases such as psoriasis, by treatment that can be administered at home by using about 2 lbs. of salt for each bath. Our Relief RX bath salt is specifically formulated for effective relief of the symptoms of psoriasis. It is also highly beneficial for relieving muscle tension or for simply relaxing and enjoying a rejuvenating experience.
Taking Dead Sea Salt Baths
Theres nothing like bathing in a Dead Sea salt bath. This practice was once relegated to high-end spas and expensive skin clinics, but now therapeutic salt baths are becoming common practice in homes all across America.
At SaltWorks we have long believed in the power of bathing in Dead Sea salt baths. We recommend bathing in Bokek Dead Sea Bath Salt as one of the primary ways of relaxing, detoxifying, and treating disease. For treatment of illnesses, we recommend adding two pounds of Dead Sea salt to a lukewarm bath. This much is necessary to start changing the skins chemistry. The temperature of a healing bath should only be about 2 degrees warmer than the temperature of your body. Hot bath water causes the skin to eliminate instead of absorb, therefore the minerals of the salt cannot be absorbed into the body; instead they are eliminated.
If you want to use salt baths on a regular basis to maintain good health, it is not necessary to use 2 pounds of salt. In using the Bokek Dead Sea Bath Salts, we recommend two handfuls. This is enough salt to feed the body with minerals and maintain a condition of good health.
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