Originally Posted by Dr. Smith
I haven't seen it yet myself, but it's probably something along those lines.
I should have been clearer; my concern about the epsom salts is whether they may damage the unit - not my feet.
As to whether it will/won't help the neuropathy, it couldn't hurt, and I'm entrenched in the "bargaining" phase enough to give a placebo effect a shot.
I cannot use epsom salt, so I don't have an answer for you. But I did want to point something out. My mom has one of those like Melody posted except it is totally open on top. I absolutely cannot use it because the massage is done by rubbing your feet up and down the foot rest things--see the bumps on there? It's supposed to feel like a massage--but when I even just lightly set my feet on those bumpy things, it feels like I'm stepping on nails. It is not pleasant, and when I soak my feet I use just a regular tub.
If you don't think it would bother you, then the added features may be worth the money. I've read quite a bit of your posts, not only on here, but on the Yahoo group. I just know that I personally could never use something like that. If your feet are very sensitive, it may be best to skip this and go for something with a smooth bottom. If you don't have nearly the pain and sensitivity I have, though, then it probably won't be an issue.
I don't know a lot about epsom salt, but I'm not sure how it would damage the unit any more than it would damage a plain tub of water... the unit my mom has that is very similar to this is just a regular old tub with the massage things for your feet--there's nothing that would get damaged by the salts any more than a plain tub would. I have no idea--but if epsom salts leave any kind of residue, it would do the same thing to both units. If it doesn't leave anything behind, I don't think there would be any way to damage this unit.