Sometimes dietary changes can help with Eczema as occasionally problems with the digestive system can manifest in the skin - One of the most common causes of Dietary Eczema is dairy products, therefore it would be recommended that these are eliminated from the diet for a period of 1 month to see if any notable changes have taken place.
Massage to the affected area is not advised as the area could be inflamed and painful. However, Massage with Aromatherapy oils to areas un-affected would be fine.
Again - the essential oils used would be based on the individual - & some Essential oils would not be advised for direct contact to the skin of the affected area. Oils would be recommended to help reduce stress and would be based on ones with anti-inflammatory properties such as Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa & Neroli combined with a mixture of Grapeseed oil & Jojoba oil to help heal the skin.
It is a good idea when bathing to add an oil to the bath water to help stop the skin from drying out. Again - Jojoba would be perfect for this - as would Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil & Evening Primrose Oil - If you find these oils slightly too heavy then you could mix with Grapeseed oil to make it less so.
Reflexology can be beneficial to help reduce stress that may be contributing to the condition and the treatment would focus on the direct reflexes of the areas affected alongside the Adrenals, Lugs & Solar Plexus and the organs of elimination such as the Liver, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, bladder & colon.
This advise is not intended to replace medical treatment and anyone with concerns should speak with their GP.
Individual cautions apply. Please ask your therapist for details.