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, is a market leader in the South African luxury and 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.