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10 natural wellness getaways to soothe your soul

By: Josh Lew on March 6, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
The Dead Sea has a number of nearby resorts in additional to its natural wellness properties.

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Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is more than 1,000 feet below sea level. Sitting in between Jordan, Israel and Palestine, it has long been known as a wellness destination. The Dead Sea is saltier than the oceans (it is known as a hypersaline lake), and it has a very different mineral makeup with high concentrations of minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.

A soak in the Dead Sea can bring a number of different benefits. People suffering from psoriasis, arthritis and fibromyalgia have found relief from their symptoms after a swim. Some even claim that the water can slow skin aging and prevent hair loss. The region is also the site for the study and practice of climatotherapy, which seeks to treat chronic conditions with long-term stays in the unique climate in and around the Dead Sea.