I can't see massage as a problem; I do them on my spouse and boys as needed, and they enjoy it. I don't know anything about acupuncture, though. I couldn't see my 5yo tolerating it, nor my 3 or 2yo sitting still for it. They are all different, though, so YMMV.
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.
email: jennifer at confettiskin dot com
facebook - find me on "ichthyosis mommy spot" or "friends of ichthyosis"