The use of Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years. Used properly, herbal materials pose no threat of addiction or side effects. You can take them over long periods of time if needed.
Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, reduce, stress; and to promote health and wellness.
You can ask your therapist for either Swedish massage with oil or Shiatsu massage without oil which is often called acupuncture without needles.