Jordan’s Dead Sea keeps you healthy

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has a reputation for being the safest country for visitors in a sometimes volatile Middle East.  Part of the Jordanian border is formed by the mass of saline water known as the Dead Sea.

Dead Sea therapies are so highly regarded by some EU countries that long-stays in the area are available courtesy of their health insurance plans.

For at least 2000 years ago, The Dead Sea has been known as a unique combination of climatic conditions and elements which have proved to offer excellent natural treatments for a range of chronic ailments. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm and the super salty water which is ten times that sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and others. The combination of these minerals allows you to float on your back while soaking up the water’s healthy minerals along with gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.

Also, due to the high barometric pressure, the air around the Dead Sea is around eight per cent richer in Oxygen than at sea level.

The Dead Sea, is over 400 metres (1312 ft) below sea level, makes it the lowest point on the earth. The sea receives water from a few rivers, including the Jordan River. As water has no way to go, it evaporates leaving behind a rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply medicine with some of its finest products. The Dead Sea’s laboratories produce a range of facial mud masks, bath salts, shampoos, hand creams, face washes, soaps and sun protection creams.

You can easily reach it by using the excellent roads that connect the Dead Sea to the Jordanian capital Amman, and the towns of Madaba and Aqaba.Evason Ma’in,Hammamat Ma’in   

According to biblical stories this is the place where God first spoke to Man. It is the Holy Land where God gave his Ten Commandments to Moses.

There are many retreats on or near the dead Sea, including the Evason Ma’in hot spring and Six Senses Spa which offers Indoor and natural outdoor hot pools a swimming pool and a host of excellent therapeutic and massage services.

Another popular retreat is at the mineral hot freshwater springs of Hammamat Ma’in which is close to the Dead Sea , located south west of Madaba obtain. Here there are high concentrations of minerals and hydrogen sulphide which descend from the rocks above to form natural thermal pools making for a wonderful, naturally warm bath.

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1 comment to Jordan’s Dead Sea keeps you healthy

  • Interesting information about the reputed health benefits of the Dead Sea! I did not know some European health plans covered stays by the sea for the health benefits. Perhaps I will consider a stop at Jordan if I ever go through the Middle East.

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