Built-in Baths – Just One Way to Create the Illusion of Space

built-in baths

Home magazines often make us dream about those large, luxurious bathrooms, which look either like a spa retreat or a hotel. The reality of limited square footage, however, should not dampen this dream of a beautiful designer bathroom. Built–in baths and shower combinations are certainly one way of saving space in a compact bathroom. But there are many other simple décor tricks and design principles that will give the illusion of space.

6 Techniques for creating an expansive feel in a compact bathroom:

#1 Paint in pastels

When it comes to the illusion of a bigger space – paint is your best friend. In addition to built-in baths, this design principle is tried and tested – light colours reflect light, magically creating more space. You are not limited in choice, as there are a myriad of trending and timeless softer hues that will radically transform a smaller bathroom.

Powder blue and grey will transport you to a French chateau, mint green will evoke natural atmospheres and cheerful yellow is playful, in both modern and traditional space.

built-in baths

Of course, classic white, with its crisp and clean aesthetic, will also ‘enlarge’ a space. White investment pieces, such as basins and built-in baths, will continue the bright airiness of light wall colours.

#2 Tread lightly

When it comes to floors – the principle of light remains true. Lighter floors are a design trick to make a space appear larger. Lighter wood tones or large, light tiles are quintessential to expanding the feel of your bathroom.

To create a seamless fluidity, continue the lighter floor tiles up the front and sides of built-in baths. Another clever tip is to open up the floor space with a pedestal sink or floating vanity. This tricks the eye into believing the room is larger.

#3 Be transparent

Get rid of shower curtains and frosted glass shower doors. Clear glass shower doors open up a space, making the shower part of the entire room without breaking it up. This clean, decluttered look will dramatically enlarge your compact space, adding a contemporary dimension. River Range’s Angel built-in bath and shower set, with a clear tempered glass shower screen, is your perfect solution.

built-in baths

#4 Reflect your personality

Adding mirrors is the oldest design trick in the book when it comes to making a space seem bigger. Mirrors add dimension and can double the visual space. They bounce the light around while allowing you to add your own personality and flair with the beautiful frames available in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes.

built-in baths

#5 Light up your life

The darker a bathroom is, the smaller it will feel. Lighting is one of the key design elements when it comes to the ambience and mood of a space. Natural light will always make your bathroom seem bigger by connecting your space to the outside. Make your window(s) a feature by removing the curtains entirely and adding blinds. A ceiling light can cast shadows making a bathroom appear smaller, so when considering light fixtures, recessed lighting, backlit mirrors, and cleverly placed wall sconces are an unobtrusive way of creating the illusion of more space.

#6 Look up

Vertical space offers the ideal solution to not only create the illusion of space, but also for additional storage. The less cluttered the surfaces are, the bigger a space will feel. Add vertical shelving to store towels and add baskets to store toiletries. The space above the toilet is often neglected – begging for shelves or a storage cupboard to hide clutter away.

River Range’s solution

River Range’s top quality range of ergonomically designed bathtubs suit various design needs. Made from the best cross-linked acrylic available on the market, each bath is tough, with a beautiful high gloss finish. All River Range’s freestanding, corner and built-in baths are proudly backed by a 10-year warranty.


The stylish Angel built-in bath and shower set from River Range is the perfect space saver. Contact us to find out more about all our products or find a store near you.




Why a Bath/Shower Combination is the Best of Both Worlds

Bath/shower combination

‘You can’t have your cake and eat it.’ Well actually, in this instance you can – if you are talking about both a bathtub and a shower while saving space in your small bathroom. In the world of bathroom design, the bath/shower combination is a win-win solution. Do you prefer a bath while your partner prefers a shower? No problem, because with a two-in-one bath and shower set, nobody has to compromise.

Gone are the days of mouldy shower curtains and awkward, impractical hand shower extensions. Bath/shower combinations have stepped into the 21st century with style.  Introducing exhibit A: River Range’s Angel set duo which has entered the design arena. The sleek bath/shower combination is certainly heaven-sent and the perfect solution for your modern and contemporary space.

3 Convincing reasons why a bath and shower set is the best solution for your bathroom:

Money saver

Budget limitations are likely to be an initial deciding factor when it comes to remodelling your bathroom or designing it from scratch. A bath/shower combination is first and foremost great value for money  – making it a great money saver when it comes to the purse strings. Acrylic combos are easy to install, and product and plumbing costs are considerably lower than that of separate bath and shower installations. It is also considered to be a worthy investment in homes with only one family bathroom where it will reap further financial benefits when the time comes to sell your home.

Space saver

Let’s not overlook the obvious. Space saving considerations are key and rate high on design priorities. The world has certainly grown smaller and so have interior spaces. Bathrooms are often the first area where architects borrow square meterage. Most modern homes and city apartments offer limited space, but that is no reason to despair if your bathroom space is too small for a separate bath and shower.

The bath/shower combination is the innovative design solution for functionality, practicality and efficiency, and now comes with many contemporary and customized options. It is not only the ideal option for smaller spaces and guest bathrooms, but has become a desirable inclusion in guest houses, bed and breakfasts and lodges.

Bath/shower combination                                        River Range’s exciting Angel bath and shower set.  

Relationship saver

We are not kidding! The bath/shower combination could actually save your relationship! She loves a bath. He loves a shower. So who gets the final say when you are planning a bathroom remodel? You no longer need to flip a coin. The bath/shower combination is the ultimate peace-maker. And at the end of the day, you are upping your home’s resale value and everyone is happy (Even the kids).

Whether you enjoy a long relaxing soak in a bathtub in the evening or a comfortable invigorating shower in the morning, the integration of the bath/shower combination will satisfy both preferences, providing the best of both worlds.

River Range

With a range of ergonomically-designed built-in, corner and freestanding bathtubs, River Range’s quality cross-linked acrylic bathtubs offer a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of design needs. The Angel bath and shower set is our newest addition and will radically change your perception of bath/shower combinations.Read more about the Angel set in our recent blog.

To be further inspired by River Range’s ultimate and luxurious bathtub options, view our entire product range of built-in, freestanding and corner bathtubs.


River Range Angel Set – The ultimate solution for the perfect bath and shower experience.

bath and shower

The bath and shower combo has become a popular and desirable option when it comes to the bathing experience for a home. These versatile units make the most of space constraints by offering all the benefits of both a bathtub and a shower in a compact footprint.

River Range is proud to introduce the innovative Angel bath and shower set which provides greater flexibility for you and your family and gives the most functionality in a limited bathroom space.

The River Range Angel bath and shower set has been specifically engineered to be a complete, ready-to-install bathtub and shower combo that includes:

  • Angel gloss white acrylic bathtub, at 1700 x 750 x 450mm in size and made from the best crosslinked acrylic in the market backed by a 10-year quality warranty,
  • Shower screen made from tempered glass 1400 x 800mm.
  • Chrome plated brass shower arm, rose, diverter mixer and spout.

Ergonomically perfected

The inner curves of the Angel bathtub are designed to provide an upright backrest; a functional design unique to this model. This exceptional feature allows you to comfortably stand closer to the edge of the bathtub right under the extended arm and wide shower rose, for a fully immersive shower experience. This design also increases the space inside the Angel bathtub, giving your young ones plenty of room to play and splash about at bath time with enough room to bathe 2 children at once.

Angelic hygiene

The edge of the Angel bathtub has a 15mm pooling guard, an outer rim that encourages excess water to run off the edge and into the bathtub. This hygienic characteristic prevents water from pooling in the alcove between the bathtub and the wall, thus reducing the occurrence of mildew and mould in your bathing space.

Spatial and budget flexibility

The Angel bath and shower set features a symmetrical bathtub and interchangeable shower screen. These allow you to install the set on either the left or right-hand corner of your bathroom, depending on what best suits your bathroom layout. Additionally, the Angel set is a space-saving combination unit that allows you to have both a bathtub and a shower in your bathroom without using too much of the precious real estate in a compact bathroom.

This flexible, comprehensive multi-set is also built to suit your budget, at the affordable recommended retail price of only R9 200.

This must-have set is available from your nearest DADO Africa approved sanitary ware retailer. Each of the items in the Angel bath and shower set are also available to purchase separately.

Sleek and modern design

The Angel bathtub is especially designed with sleek thin edges, giving it an exquisite contemporary look. To achieve a sleek design, the pipes connecting the shower head, bath spout and diverter mixer are concealed behind the wall; and the tempered glass shower screen is frameless for a clean, minimalist aesthetic. The Angel set is the perfect modern centrepiece to bring a touch of affordable luxury to a modern family home in the city or a boutique hotel.


Visit us at the DADO Africa showrooms in Centurion or Cape Town to view the River Range Angel bathtub and shower set, you can also find us at www.riverrange.co.za or contact us directly on 012 803 9431 and support@dadoafrica.co.za.


Freestanding Baths – Timeless Victorian Romance

Freestanding Baths

How do you design a traditional and romantic bathroom space in a modern age? The answer is simple – roll top and clawfoot freestanding baths. They are versatile statement pieces that have stood the test of time since the mid-18th century and are once again making a resurgence in bathroom design in the 21st century.

The Victorian era is renowned for being a bygone era of classic and timeless romance. The one feature that highlighted this more than any other is the visual and aesthetic statement of the roll top and slipper freestanding baths with decorative claw feet.

River Range’s collection of freestanding baths proudly boasts two roll top, clawfoot baths – the Gila and the Orange Slipper – adding beautiful luxury and graceful elegance to your bathing space. Both bathtubs can be tailored and styled to suit a traditional or contemporary bathroom.

Beautiful luxury

Freestanding BathsWho needs the dashing Mr. Darcy when you can be swept off your feet by the Gila freestanding bath with a choice of black, white or silver decorative feet? The acrylic high gloss finish and roll top edge augment the  aura of romance that is naturally invoked by such a pretty bath.  


As a the term freestanding suggests, this bath is beautifully finished on all sides, and can be shown off, in all its splendour, in any position in your bathroom space.

Named after the river which winds its way through the desert regions of Arizona and New Mexico, the Gila bathtub adds a sense of grace and poise to your bathroom. It lures you into a romantic and leisurely soak.

Graceful Elegance

Freestanding BathsFor an ultra-romantic and elegant statement, the Orange Slipper freestanding bath with claw feet beckons. It will naturally become the decorative centrepiece of any bathroom space that desires a classical serving to soften up the contemporary style.

Slipper baths are not only a popular design choice for their visual appeal, but also offer the ultimate experience in comfort and style.

The slipper bath’s timeless features beautifully complement any modern space. Perched on ornate claw feet in your choice of silver, black or white, the Orange Slipper bathtub curves up on one end like a Victorian satin slipper. Relaxation is the keyword when it comes to slipper freestanding baths, allowing you to rest your head and linger for longer. As you lie back, your mind can be transported to Downton Abbey style manor houses, complete with crackling fireplaces and ladies-in-waiting.

Named after South Africa’s longest river, the distinctive shape of the Orange Slipper freestanding bath will draw the eye and be a classic and timeless addition to your personal sanctuary.

River Range’s style and quality

Named after the iconic rivers of the world, River Range’s top-quality acrylic bathtub brand has grown into a comprehensive range of baths and distributed to various countries in Africa. Our ergonomically designed bathtubs offer intimate bathing experiences, focusing on relaxation,  comfort and affordable luxury. All of River Range’s built-in, corner and freestanding baths are backed by a 10 year warranty.

Visit us online to view all our baths that will add style to any traditional or contemporary bathroom.


Freestanding Baths – The Shape of Peace and Serenity

Modern times have reshaped the bathroom into a personal sanctuary and a place of wellness – a space that is devoted to relaxation and pampering.

River Range offers this luxury with our range of freestanding baths, inspired by iconic rivers of the world. All our bathtubs prioritise spaciousness, elegance and comfort, so you can have a place to revitalise your body and mind as if you were at a river retreat.

Rivers have always symbolised life and inspired wonder. They are the point of attraction around which settlements and cultures originated, and a place to be re-energised. This has been the overarching vision behind River Range’s bath creations – with each model named after a regal river of the world. To read more about our wide range of River Range bathtubs and their inspiration, visit our blog.

Freestanding baths come in all shapes and sizes – round, oval, square and rectangle – each with its own design charm, character and functionality. Lets begin with the rectangular shaped bathtub. This is the the most traditional and common shape for bathtubs as it offers adaptability to virtually any bathroom layout with numerous installation options.


River Range’s Jordan Freestanding Bath

Modern bathtubsThe perfect lines and shape of the Jordan make it the quintessential bathtub. This is a design choice that will add simple and understated elegance to your modern bathroom space.

This beauty was named after the historically important Middle Eastern river, the Jordan, which has religious significance and has inspired spiritual and cultural hymns and songs over the years.

This winding and sacred river has garnered much affection and been revered by pilgrims across the world.  The Greeks, named it the “Aulon” and the Arabs referred to the river as “Al-Shari-ah,” which means “water place.” It has also symbolised transition, hope and promise and that is exactly the experience you can expect when you relax in the Jordan freestanding bath.


River Range’s Narmada Freestanding Bath

River Ranges Narmada Freestanding BathtubThe Narmada bathtub is a magnificent, freestanding bath with a rectangular shape that gently drifts outwards towards the top. Featuring sleek, simple lines, the Narmada will bring a striking presence into any modern bathroom.

The Narmada River – the namesake of this stunning bathtub – emerges from central India.

This river is considered to be the most sacred of all the rivers in India and holds a rich,cultural significance across the entire country. Locals have many legendary tales and ancient manuscripts signifying the importance of the Narmada river.

One particular story tells of how looking into the river, alone, can rid a person of all his bad karma. According to the locals, when the River Ganga, a trans-boundary river feels polluted, she comes in the form of a black cow to have a purifying bath in the Narmada River.

As you soak in River Range’s Narmada freestanding bath, that all-encompassing sense of purification, refreshment and serenity can be yours too.


River Range

All of River Range’s freestanding baths are manufactured  from the best cross-linked acrylic in the market, making them high-quality, chemically stable and 17 times stronger than glass. Their easy-to-clean high-gloss finish ensures that they look sparkling new for longer. Our freestanding baths, alongside our built-in and corner baths, are backed by a 10-year warranty.

To view all our River Range bathtubs, visit us online or find a store near you today.


Built-In Bathtubs – Beyond Mere Functionality

built-in bathtubs

Contemporary built-in bathtubs are making a welcome style-statement in the master and family bathroom – offering comfort and luxury. They have come into their own and transcended mere functionality to become a beautiful feature in your private sanctuary.

When it comes to inspiration for your bathroom, whether you are exploring a showroom or browsing through a design catalogue, a bathtub will always be the main element and starting point for any bathroom scheme.

Spoilt for Choice with River Range’s Built-in Bathtubs

Whatever your style – be it modern, contemporary, classic, traditional, vintage or edgy – River Range’s built-in bath range will appeal to homeowners of all shapes and sizes. From the spaciously designed Amazon, to the Congo, with its rounded sophistication and curvy lines, right through to the gently sloped back Mississippi, a luxurious and relaxing bath time experience awaits.  

Seamlessly fitting into small apartments, right up to grand mansions, our ergonomically designed cross-linked acrylic built-in baths offer the homeowner a tantalizing blend of quality, versatility and style. With an endless range of creative options for the exterior – from marble and wood to mosaics and tiles – your built-in bath will be a beautiful and personalised focal point, adding colour and texture to the space. Once you have made your choice, all you have to do is sit back, soak and relax.

Beyond the Beauty to the Benefits of Built-in Bathtubs

  • Spatial considerations: Built-in baths offer wonderful flexibility when it comes to efficient use of space in bathrooms of any size. They come in all lengths and depths. To maximise space in smaller bathrooms, built-in bathtubs offer the dual purpose of a classic shower/tub combination. They also take up less floor space than freestanding baths and offer nifty storage for bath time essentials with their built-in ledges.
  • Safety considerations: From a safety point of view, built-in baths are a practical choice for families with small babies and toddlers as well as for the elderly. They are more sturdy and are generally easier to get into and out of. For the safety conscious, these bath installations are a wise and pragmatic design choice.
  • Budget considerations: In terms of pricing, built-in baths tend to be more budget friendly as they only have one finished side. This then affords you the creative space to go to town on cladding finishes and other bathroom designs elements, creating a truly personalised bathroom space. 
  • Cleaning considerations: Built-in baths win hands down in the maintenance department. It is much easier to clean around a built-in bath than the entire surface of a freestanding bath. With less scrubbing and more pampering, it affords you maximum time to soak and relax in a candlelit bubble bath. View our guide to efficient Installation and care for acrylic baths.
  • Style considerations: River Range is confident that our bathtubs will leave you spoilt for choice. From sleek and curvy to graceful, there is a style that is just right for you. Have a look at our latest newcomer, the Yukon built-in bath, which we featured in a recent blog. For further design impact, the addition of bathtub mixers and accessories create bespoke statement pieces that will definitely enhance your built-in bathtub. The Ingot range of bathroom accessories beautifully complements any River Range bathtub.

River Range

River Range’s bathtubs are made from the best cross-linked acrylic available on the market, ensuring a tough yet beautiful high gloss finish. With ergonomically designed styles in various shapes and sizes, we aim to provide options to suit a wide variety of needs. Quality is of utmost importance to us with our baths being backed by a 10-year warranty.

Please download our River Range brochure or visit one of our stores to make an informed and exciting design choice.  


Acrylic Modern Bathtubs that Adapt to Your Lifestyle Needs

modern bathtubs

Acrylic modern bathtubs, whether freestanding, built-in or corner units, are winning concepts in the world of bathtub design. The modern acrylic bathtub is a far cry from the original bathtub, designed by John Michael Kohler in 1883, who innovatively up-cycled a cast-iron horse trough by adding four decorative feet to the bottom of it and covering it in an enamel finish. The evolution of the modern acrylic freestanding bath has added affordable beauty and style to the contemporary bathroom, offering a myriad of benefits.

Adapting to your Lifestyle Needs

If you are renovating or designing a bathroom from scratch, the decision of which bathtub to install is always greater than simple aesthetics. It considers the functionality of the design, and the longevity of the modern bathtub you want to install while keeping budget constraints in mind. The ultimate advantage of a modern acrylic bathtub is the flexibility that it offers with regards to size and dimensions. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to adapt to any spatial constraints.

Built-in, Freestanding or both…

Whether you prefer an acrylic freestanding bath, a built-in bath or a corner bath, there are ample products on the market that will fit your specific design and use needs. An acrylic freestanding bath combines sculptural design and placement flexibility while corner and built-in bathtubs require framing, and need to be encased and tiled. Our previous blog article on the recently launched Yukon freestanding and built-in bathtub highlighted the ability of a single acrylic model to serve as both a built-in and freestanding bathtub to meet the homeowner’s needs. Besides their striking high gloss finish and luxurious, smooth, surface, modern bathtubs made from acrylic material have excellent heat retaining properties which allow you to soak in comfort for much longer.

Uncompromising Adaptability and Flexibility

If you desire enduring quality, distinguished longevity, adaptability and visual appeal in any size bathroom, then look no further than River Range’s acrylic modern bathtubs. Our ergonomically designed styles and various shapes and sizes are developed to suit your needs. River Range offers a bespoke selection of freestanding baths, built-in baths and a variety of corner bath configurations ranging from modern to classic designs. All our baths are backed by a 10-year warranty as a testament to their quality and durability.

Quality, Beauty, and Functionality

At River Range, our top quality range of acrylic modern bathtubs will leave you spoilt for choice.  Established in South Africa in 2011, the brand has grown into a comprehensive range of acrylic bathtubs distributed to various countries in Africa. Made from the best cross-linked acrylic available on the market, our baths are not only tough, but they add glamour with lavish designs and beautiful high gloss finish.

For more details on our individual products, please download our brochure or consult our store locator to view our product range at your nearest outlet.



Built-In Baths – Introducing the “Yukon” Bathtub from River Range

It is always exciting when there is a new kid on the block. At River Range, we are proud to welcome Yukon, the latest addition to our built-in baths range; big brother to the popular Tugela model. The Yukon is available as a built-in or freestanding bathtub in 1700mm or 1800mm length configurations.

In a previous Blog, ideas for built-in baths to dramatically improve functionality and relaxation were highlighted with regard to shaping your bathroom environment when it comes to design efficiency and inspiration. The River Range Yukon and Tugela built-in bathtubs have arrived in style, prompting the world of bathroom ware to sit up and take note with its new design, value for money and 10-year warranty.

‘Yukon’ have the Bathroom of your Dreams

The sleek, straight lines of the Yukon and Tugela built-in baths offer ergonomic comfort and affordable luxury. Sophistication has certainly not been compromised in favour of functional built-in design options. From a purely practical perspective, built-in baths tend to be more economical when it comes to budget and spatial considerations; mostly due to the fact that only the exterior part of the tub is embellished with the finishing.

This, however, is not a disadvantage, as the homeowner gains the extra freedom and creativity to personally bespoke cladding finishes – such as tiles, natural stone, mosaics or wood – the fairy godmother of bathroom finishes. Take the opportunity to exercise your creative license with a built-in bathtub transformation that refreshes and updates your bathroom to a whole new level. Built-in baths are also quite happy being the understudy, giving you further flexibility in choosing attractive bathroom fixtures and design elements to take centre stage in your bathroom.

River Range – Industry Leaders in Built-in Baths Design

River Range’s high-quality built-in baths are manufactured from the best cross-linked acrylic available on the market. Also available is a vibrant selection of freestanding and corner bath models, providing a diverse selection of luxury bathing options to suit any bathroom renovation project. The River Range collection aims to strike a healthy balance between luxury and functionality. Our commitment to durability is backed up by a 10-year warranty on all our products. Best of all, River Range is affordably priced to ensure any customer can realize their dream built-in bathroom vision. Browse our current Brochure today to choose the option that best suits you while taking advantage of our online Store Locator to find a River Range distributor near you.


The Luxury of Freestanding Bathtubs at an Affordable Price

River Range Kunene Bathtub

Freestanding bathtubs offer an endless range of bathing options characterized by modern luxury and innovative styles. Unique shapes and contours are often artistic statements from the bath designers, with influences drawn, not only from the classical and Victorian era of cast-iron “ball and claw” baths but also from the natural wonders of our planet. In modern freestanding bath design, the heavy materials of the early 1900’s have been replaced by acrylic, making them lightweight ensuring superior heat retention. In our previous Blog, we explored the health benefits of a freestanding bath and we saw the combination of functionality and therapy through bathing as a tantalising prospect. Acrylic baths are a lighter and much more affordable option than denser materials, which allows almost anybody to enjoy long and leisurely baths in the comfort of their own home.

Freestanding Bathtubs as Art Pieces in the Home

In the home, art would traditionally refer to paintings, sculptures and other such decorative elements. However, in recent times, artistic flair has been incorporated into everyday home items such as sanitaryware. In line with this, freestanding baths have become the focal point, as they possess the ability to add unique character to your bathroom. An acrylic bathtub in the home, as perfectly illustrated by the spacious Kunene bathtub from the River Range freestanding bath range, merges modern luxury with the perk of a tranquil bathing experience. With such an exceptional price tag, it may be the most affordable art investment you’ve made for your home!

Request a Quote

Affordable Luxury to Transform your Bathing Experience

There is a misconception that buying a luxurious bath is an expensive purchase. If you are restricted to a budget when finalizing the focal features of your home, an acrylic bathtub is an excellent option for creating an eye-catching design in the master bathroom at an affordable price. Quality is never compromised with the acrylic used in the manufacturing of River Range products. It is seventeen times tougher than glass while boasting excellent heat retention and chemical stability.

River Range

Combining stylish freestanding bathtubs with an affordable price tag, River Range is a top quality, acrylic bathtub brand, offering the most luxurious bathing experience in the market. River Range also offers an array of corner and built-in bathtub solutions, all backed up by a 10-Year-Warranty as a testament to their quality and durability. Download our current brochure to view our wide variety of styles and make use of our Store Locator to find a River Range distributor near you today.

The Health Benefits of a Freestanding Bath

Modern bathtubs

Have you considered the health benefits of owning and enjoying a freestanding bath in your home? Yes, this might sound outrageous, but we are not just referring to the relaxing and rejuvenating experience one enjoys when unwinding in a hot bath to relieve the stresses of the day. Immersing your body in hot water has some serious health benefits which make it as much a therapeutic acquisition as it does, a beautiful focal point of your bathing area. In our previous Blog we focused on the allure of a corner bath this winter season but this month, we sink a little deeper and explore how effective a hot, steamy bath can be. It’s ability to relieve all sorts of physical pains and improve your circulation system. A freestanding bath might just be what the doctor ordered!

Freestanding Baths – An Aid to Relieve Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, the idea of lowering yourself into a bath can seem a daunting task. However, at the right temperature, a hot bath may be the equivalent of placing a hot pack on your back, targeting the source of pain and providing gentle relief. As back pain is generally muscular in nature – the warming of your skin may relax your aching muscles and provides some much-welcomed relief. By bathing in a larger, freestanding bath such as the Danube or Gila baths, from the River Range freestanding bathtub range, you are allowed more room to spread out and soak up this warm relaxing treatment. Indeed, a hot bath, combined with a gentle massage, may go a long way in reducing pain and swelling and ultimately aid in a good night’s rest for you and your partner.

Preparing your Body for the Land of Snooze

Needless to say, a hot bath before bedtime is ample preparation for a good night’s rest. However, this strategy should be approached cautiously. The temperature of your freestanding bathwater is the key ingredient. Ensure the water is not too hot, as this can tire your body out and send your circulatory system into overdrive. Your body temperature naturally drops during the middle of the night. You can preempt this by soaking in a warm bath approximately an hour before you plan to sleep, to counteract your bodyclock and maximise your sleep.

Combating the Winter Cold Symptoms

It’s precisely the time of year when Winter bugs ravage homes and offices around the country. One of the best health benefits of a freestanding bath is utilising the steam of a hot bath to try and fight off nasty viruses and doses of bacteria. The steam from bathwater may aid in opening up your nasal passages, providing gentle relief from horrible winter flu symptoms. In the meantime, your increased body temperature also allows your immune system to take its course, getting you back to peak fitness in no time!

River Range 

River Range, is a market leader in the South African luxury freestanding bathand affordable bathware industry, specializing in an elegant range of high quality cross-linked acrylic bathtubs with a 10-year warranty. With an offering of Freestanding, Built-In or Corner bathtubs, River Range products may just be the health boost that your home requires. Use our Store Locator to find a River Range outlet near you and follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news, tips and product launches.