A great lake stone massage is used to assist you unwind and ease the tension in the muscles and the damaged tissues throughout the body. During this massage, heated smooth flat stones are placed at specific points of the body. These stones are usually made up of basalt, a type of volcanic stone that retains heat. The temperature maintained for the stones is maintained between 135 to 145 degrees Celsius. The stones are generally placed along the body's spine, on the stomach, chest, palms of the hand, and at the feet.
During the great lake stone massage, the professional may hold the heated stone and massage the body by using Swedish therapy techniques like the long stroke, circular motions, tapping, kneading, etc. The heat has long been used as a source easing the tension in the muscle of the body. It also improves to increase the blood flow to the affected area. It helps to increase muscle flexibility and reduce muscle spasm.
Some studies have also stated this type of massage can be an alternative to sleeping pills among adults with insomnia. It also showed that back massage leads to relaxation and sleep. This massage also helps to relieve painful conditions like fibromyalgia, which causes widespread chronic pain.