Putting on Black Mud in the Dead SeaThe Dead Sea water and mud therapy is a unique experience that one can have at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. A few hours away from Jerusalem, this is usually included in tour packages that would also take you to ancient Jericho, arid En Gedi, breathtaking Masada and sometimes to the famous locations of the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
I (the shortest one) am shown here with my co-tourists from Canada and the Netherlands all covered with the Dead Sea mud. The mud is extracted from the seafloor depth. No sunlight, no pollution can reach this zone. Black mud contains silica, feldspar, white clay, minerals and magnesium, potassium, bromine, copper and zinc salts. Mineral mud has a strong relaxing action, it cleans skin pores, strengthens the connective tissue and increases its elasticity, makes skin healthy and fresh.