Clinical studies report that Swedish Massage can effectively reduce low back pain and the effectiveness can last for as long as 15 weeks. Acupressure edit Main article: Acupressure Acupressure from Latin acus "needle" (see acuity) pressure (n.) 23 is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. Get a Football Field3:13 Holden Equinox 2017: Video Review2:26 Lexus NX 2017: Video Review1:55 Holden Captiva LTZ 2016: Video Review1:55 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2015: Video Review2:02 gdpr: What Is it and How Might it Affect You?2:55 z, Wednesday 16th May 20185:26 How to Spot. Watsu: freeing the body in water, 4th edition. Citation needed According to the Pli Buddhist Canon, Jivaka was Shakyamuni Buddha 's physician. 46 A subsequent systematic review published in 2008 found that there is little evidence supporting the use of massage therapy for depression in high quality studies from randomized controlled trials. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a device. 48 Reflexology edit Reflexology also known as "zone therapy is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol.6,.8. Licensing requirements vary per state, and often require additional criteria be met in addition to attending an accredited massage therapy school and passing a required state specified exam (basically the certification requirements in many states).