Why The Dead Sea is so salty?

Our salt suites are extremely, well, salty! Let’s take a look at some other salty environments. Perhaps the most well-known natural salty area is the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea is known for its extreme concentration of salt. Typically, Ocean water is about 3.5 % dissolved salt. However, estimates from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggest water from the Dead Sea is five to nine times saltier than ocean water! At high depths, the water in the Dead Sea becomes so concentrated that it can’t hold any more salt. Because of this, undissolved salt actually builds up on the seafloor.

This salty sea, technically a lake, is landlocked by Jordan and Palestine. It is a prime vacation spot due to the high density of the water. Because of all the salt, swimmers can easily float on the surface of this lake. However, no animals can survive in this excessive salinity. There are no fish, crustaceans, or mollusks in these waters. However, when researches explored extreme depths in the Dead Sea, they found a fresh water spring surrounded by microbes. This is evidence that the Dead Sea isn’t completely dead after all.

While living in such a high salinity proves extremely difficult, salt in small doses can be extremely beneficial. Halotherapy, like a visit to The Salt Suite®, can improve lung function, reduce symptoms of asthma, allergies, and respiratory issues, and clean nasal cavities and sinuses. It can also help provide relief from skin conditions, relieve stress, and reduce snoring.

Our relaxing, stress-free atmosphere can make you feel like you’re floating on the Dead Sea! So what are you waiting for? Book a visit to The Salt Suite® today!

“During a typical adult session, customers put their feet up in a comfortable leather chair rest or read and breathe in a dry salt aerosol. The microparticles are blown into the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sandbox except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.”

Source: https://www.livescience.com/56047-why-is-dead-sea-so-salty.html

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