Regular use of Dead Sea Bath Salts can effectively manage or improve the following conditions:
Psoriasis:Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disorder that most commonly appears as inflamed swollen skin lesions covered with silvery white scale. No one knows what causes psoriasis, though it is generally accepted that it has a genetic component, and a recent study has established that it is an autoimmune skin disorder. Scientists believe that a person is born genetically predisposed to psoriasis.
Psoriasis does not follow a predictable course. Each individual case breaks its own trail. It takes experimentation and persistence to discover effective treatments for an individual. Dead Sea Bath Salts have shown drastic improvement for many psoriasis sufferers through strengthening of skin tissues, improved blood circulation and eliminating toxins from the skin. Regular baths with Dead Sea Bath Salts can also improve various chemical imbalances of the skin and body as well as balancing the skin’s natural pH levels.
Dead Sea Bath Salts have been recommended by the international psoriasis community as an effective alternative treatment. The Healing Bath’s Dead Sea Bath Salts provide an effective home therapy for the treatment of psoriasis
Studies carried out using Dead Sea Bath Salts have shown positive results in symptom relief and lengthening the duration of remission for many psoriasis sufferers.
Dead Sea Bath Salts have been recommended by the international psoriasis community as an effective alternative treatment. Dead Sea Bath Salts by The Healing Bath™ provide an effective home therapy for the treatment of psoriasis. (See also Psoriasis Studies and Testimonials.)
Dr.J. Arndt, from Germany made a study of the effect of Dead Sea Bath Salts on patients suffering from psoriasis. Fifty patients, aged between 14 and 77 years were treated with the salts in a controlled way. Treatment consisted of partial or total baths. For a total bath, 2 kgs of the salts were dissolved in a bath at a temperature of 27° C. The partial baths were made with a concentration of about 10%. The baths lasted for 20 minutes and afterwards the skin was thoroughly rinsed with running water.
The treatment lasted for 3-4 weeks, with 3-4 baths per week. The results show that most symptoms of the illness diminished within one week of treatment, notably itch, scaling, joint complaints, and sleeping difficulties. Other parameters such as the spread, redness and inflammation decreased somewhat more slowly. Improvement was steady —the four week treatment left the patients essentially free from complaints.
Dr. Arndt points out that from the patients’ point of view, of particular importance is the rapid relief from such irritating system as itching. There is corresponding relief from sleep disturbances, which were rather widespread prior to treatment. The drastic decrease in scaling within one week can be interpreted by physician and patient alike as further proof of the treatment course outlined above:
Healing was total in 27 patients (54%),
“Salt from the Promised Land Helps Psoriasis Patients”, Dr.J. Arndt, Published in Arztliche Praxis, vol. 34, No. 48, 1920,(June 15, 1982). The Healing Bath has found that many psoriasis sufferers can achieve similar results over an extended period of time bathing every other day in ¼ cup of Dead Sea Bath Salts for 20 minutes. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water.
I have been a psoriasis sufferer for more than 20 years. My psoriasis has been so out of control for the past three years that I have suffered through these summers wearing long pants and long sleeved shirts.
Arthritis:Dead Sea Bath Salts provide effective relief from joint swelling, soreness and stiffness. This is due to their minerals, which improve blood circulation thereby reducing the inflammatory process. Dead Sea Bath Salts contain minerals, which help to detoxify and relax sore, achy muscles. Clinical research studies have been performed on patients with inflammatory diseases and results show improvement in as short a time frame as one week. (See Arthritis Studies.)
Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis
Dr.I. Machtey studied the influences of Dead Sea Bath Salts on rheumatic patients suffering from osteoarthritis or a localized type of tendonitis. 103 patients were treated for one or two weeks with daily Dead Sea Salt Baths. The patients were randomly assigned to one of three types of baths (three sub-groups):
• Bath treatment with a Dead Sea Bath Salts concentration of 7.5% • Baths with a 2% salt concentration • Baths with a 0.5% salt concentration
One week of treatment resulted in impressive improvement in all parameters in patients receiving 7.5% and 2% bath salt concentration, but little or no improvement was noted in those treated with 0.5% salt concentration. The greater the physical limitations, the more pronounced was the improvement.
Over 80% of all the patients reported having less pain, 70% said their mobility improved, and about 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics.
Dr. Machtey concludes his study by stating that “There is little doubt that the Dead Sea Bath Salts treatment in those who benefit from it can be extended and repeated at home”.
“Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis”, Dr. Machtey (Hasharon Hospital, Petach-Tikya, Israel). ” Published in Proceedings of International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases”, -John Wright, PSG Inc. (1982).
The Healing Bath has found that many arthritis sufferers find improvement of symptoms bathing in ¼ cup of Dead Sea Bath Salts daily for 20 minutes. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water before and after bathing.
Dry Skin:Dead Sea Bath Salts moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin. Healthy skin is dependent on the correct levels of sodium and potassium and fluid balance. This is regulated by the adrenal gland, which in turn affects healthy function of the kidneys. The kidneys are responsible for controlling 28 chemicals in the body. An imbalance of these chemicals or electrolytes can result in certain skin problems or other symptoms and over an extended period of time can cause various illnesses. Dead Sea Bath Salts help to strengthen skin tissues, stimulate blood circulation and eliminate toxins. Regular baths with Dead Sea Bath Salts can also help reverse chemical imbalances of the skin and body as well as balance the skin’s natural pH levels, helping to prevent dry skin.
Eczema:Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic skin disorder. When it is flaring up – it is characterized by red, itchy skin. To aid in the relief of this disease you need to identify and reduce those factors in your life that exacerbate the disease. These are different for each person, so no one therapy is appropriate for all eczema sufferers. Regular use of Dead Sea Bath Salts for eczema shows clearing is usually good to excellent, and for many sufferers undoubtedly exceeds that achieved by other therapies.
Environmental factors and allergens in the air can have a big effect on eczema. Dead Sea salt baths can assist in cleansing and detoxifying the skin and body, removing the irritants and impurities that are otherwise trapped, while restoring some of the depleted minerals.
A common misconception is that Dead Sea Bath Salts will dry the skin. Although this would be true of many of the other types of salt on the market, Therapeutic grade Dead Sea Bath Salt, like the one’s offered by The Healing Bath™ contain only 4% sodium and are packed with minerals which the skin and body need. These minerals help to strengthen skin and balance out it’s PH levels. Caution: some Dead Sea Salts sold by other suppliers have been stripped of some or all of these beneficial minerals, be sure to check for the highest mineral composition before buying. (see The Healing Bath’s mineral composition page)
Eczema skin is believed to be dry, not because it lacks grease or oil, but because it fails to retain water. Therefore, to correct dryness, water is added to the skin, followed by a grease or oil-containing substance to hold the water in. This can be done by soaking the affected area in a basin of water with Dead Sea Bath Salts or soaking the entire body in a Dead Sea Salt bath for 20 minutes using warm water. Pat the skin with a soft towel to remove excess water, and immediately apply cream, or oil to seal in moisture.
The severe itching associated with eczema usually subsides in 1-2 weeks when treated with Dead Sea Bath Salts, even if the skin has not yet shown much response. Visual clearing can take up to 6 weeks. Many eczema sufferers can slightly reduce the number of Dead Sea Salt Bath’s taken per week, once they have achieved their desired results.
Stress:A Dead Sea salt bath provides a medium for deep relaxation, as well as a feast of minerals for the skin. Symptoms of stress can include increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, tightness of the chest, neck and back muscles, headaches, sleep disturbances, fatigue, susceptibility to illness, irritability and depression, to name but a few. Dead Sea Bath Salts offer significant relief of these symptoms by increasing circulation and removing the by-products of stress. They also moisturize the skin and enhance relaxation of the body, which in turn leads to peaceful and uninterrupted sleep, necessary for regeneration of the body.
Insomnia:The idea of healing mind, body, and soul in the bath is not a new concept. For one thing, simply locking the bathroom door and enjoying 20 minutes of solitude while immersed in soothing warmth can calm the mind and balance the emotions. For another, a hot bath before retiring can wash away insomina. A bath in Dead Sea Bath Salts enhances the feeling of relaxation and well-being. The Healing Bath recommends Lavender Essential Oil Dead Sea Bath Salts for Insomnia. Lavender essential oil slows the activity of the nervous system, improves sleep quality, promotes relaxation, and lifts mood in people suffering from sleep disorders.
Muscular Aches and Pains:The use of Dead Sea bath salts at home is an effective way to relax and absorb the minerals of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea minerals absorb into muscle tissue and provide effective relief from soreness and stiffness. This is due to improved blood circulation which reduces inflammation and serves as a general muscle relaxant. This increase in blood flow eliminates toxins trapped in your muscles, allowing an oxygen-rich blood flow, bringing improved nourishment to your tissues and decreasing discomfort. Potassium and Bromides found in Dead Sea Bath salts are the minerals which help to ease muscular aches and pains. Epsom Salts by comparison contain less than 0.04% potassium and no bromides. The bromide concentration in the Dead Sea is the highest of all waters on Earth. Bromides are known to help relax and ease muscular aches and pains as well as aiding with the natural repair of the body. Potassium improves oxidation and helps regulate the electrical process of muscles and the nervous system, It is also vital in assisting cells to absorb nourishment and expel waste products. An imbalance in potassium often leads to water retention and muscle cramping.
Muscles Aches and Pains from Intense Workouts:If you regularly work out with some degree of intensity, you may have been advised by your doctor or trainer to replace some of the minerals lost through exertion. Several of these minerals are found in Dead Sea Bath Salts. Among them is potassium, which plays a major role in regulating muscle contractions and the nervous system. Calcium, if deficient during endurance events, may produce high blood pressure, muscle cramps and weakness. Magnesium deficiencies contribute to muscle cramps, tremors and sleep disturbances. Dead Sea Bath Salts also offer the benefits of bromides which help ease and relax your muscles. Although you may still need to orally replace some of these depleted minerals, a bath using Dead Sea Bath Salts can help restore some of the minerals lost during intense workouts.
Skin Allergies:The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and also the most vulnerable. Continued exposure to the elements, chemicals and aging all take their toll on the skin. Hence it is necessary to support and nurture the skin in order to restore its health and enhance its function. Impurities can clog up the skin’s breathing system, which can be remedied through cleansing with Dead Sea Bath Salts, while also replenishing fluids and electrolytes. The effects of Dead Sea Bath Salts on the skin itself are profound. The soothing waters of the Dead Sea moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin. The high magnesium and bromide content in Dead Sea Salt is beneficial as an anti-allergic due to its cleansing and detoxifying properties in addition to gently removing harmful environmental particles from your skin.
Dead Sea Bath Salts and Massage
If you receive regular or occasional massages, Dead Sea Bath Salts can help cleanse the body of the impurities which may be released from your muscles during a massage. There is absolutely no comparison between soaking in Dead Sea Bath Salts and soaking in Epsom or sea salts or other salts after a massage.
Using Dead Sea Bath Salts
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 rather than absorb minerals, thereby negating the desired therapeutic effect.
Two handfuls ( 1/4 cup) of Dead Sea Bath Salts by The Healing Bath™ will provide enough minerals to nurture and sustain the body.
Cautions: Although Dead Sea Bath Salts are known for their medicinal qualities, it is strongly recommended that you consult your physician before using Dead Sea Bath Salts for treatments of Psoriasis, Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema and any other skin disorder. The Healing Bath™ suggests drinking water while soaking in the bath to prevent dehydration.