I'll admit it, we were trained (in our 3 year massage therapy program-not some weekend course) that epsom salts baths were a legitimate treatment for muscle pain. I can't say that I have prescribed an epsom salt bath for many (many) years, but people do ask on occasion and I have advised them to make sure they use enough salt. So then I stumble across this article about epsom salts and yikes, I feel a bit dumb for not really putting too much thought into it. At least, there is probably no harm in taking an epsom salts bath, but I would have to agree with the position of the author, that there is probably no real benefit either. So there you have it, my NEW response, don't waste your money!