The Lowest Point On Earth

Situated in the heart of the Great Syrian å- African rift valley that stretches throughout Israel and beyond, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (400 meters or 1,320 ft. below sea level). It is flanked by the Judean Mountains on the west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Mountains of Moab on the east, the Jordan Valley and Sea of Galilee to the north, and the Negev Desert plus the Read Sea to the south. It is a unique place on the planet with unique, natural healing properties…

The water of the Dead Sea contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, bromine and potassium. 12 of these are found in no other sea or ocean and some are recognized for imparting a relaxed feeling, nourishing the skin, activating the circulatory system and for easing rheumatic discomfort and metabolic disorders. As an example, the Dead Sea contains 10 times more salts and minerals than the Mediterranean Sea. The high salt and mineral concentration enables everyone to float in its waters but doesn`t allow the proliferation of fish and other marine life.

Found in several locations along the Dead Sea shores. The many minerals contained in the warm water are dominated by sulfur. Soaking in the heated sulfur pools activates the circulatory system and increases the oxygen supply to the body.

Water flows from the Judean Hills into the lower areas fronting the Dead Sea. When hiking along the area`s ‘wadis’ (seasonal dry river beds) and oasis, visitors can often splash in waterfalls and cool streams. Natural Mineral Spring Water is bottled and locally marketed throughout the country.

Dead Sea is the only place on earth where they can sunbathe for extended periods with little or no sunburn because harmful ultraviolet rays are filtered through three natural layers: an extra atmospheric layer, an evaporation layer that exists above the Dead Sea, and a rather thick ozone layer. It is recommended, however, that guests to the Dead Sea maintain careful and progressive exposure to the sun.


The region`s miraculous dry, unpolluted and pollen-free air with low humidity is due to constant evaporation. The air contains high concentrations of several minerals, mainly bromine, providing a genuinely relaxing effect. Because of the high barometric pressure it has approximately 8% more oxygen than anywhere else on earth and consequently makes breathing easier.

A signature element of the Dead Sea, black mud is a homogeneous mixture of Dead Sea minerals, important organic elements from the shoreline as well as earth. Indulging in a black mud body wrap has both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits - known to cleanse and stimulate the skin, relieve muscle and emotional tensions, improve blood circulation, and ease rheumatic pain.