I have done three different types of alternative therapy in conjunction with traditional talk therapy - yoga, therapuetic massage and acupuncture.
I did about three years of therapuetic massage with a woman experienced with delaing with SA/rape survivors and it ws wonderful. She was very sensitive and more in tuned with my body than I was. I think it's important to find someone who knows what they are doing and that you are comfortable with. It really helped me to start feeling more comfortable in my own "skin" and to help me begin to "feel" more about my own body - it used to be that I wouldn't "notice" a migraine until it was full blown, or notice my back had been bothering me until I was flat on my back in pain. It also helped me be less defensive when touched by other people. I think the best way to find someone is to get referrals from other folks. There are some not so nice characters in the field. I was had one that was very inappropriate with me but was willing to stop when I told him I was uncomfortable. I have friends that swear by La Stone therapy - where they use hot onyx and cold quartz stones, but I foundout how expensive it was and decided to stick to my once a month massage.
Yoga was wonderful - I did it with a lovely group of ladies in a group that included 1/2 yoga and 1/2 talk. The yoga is designed to touch that mind/body connection, which may of your instructors at the local Y or gym may not really be aware of. Don't be surprised if certain poses bring up emotions - if it's too much, you can modify the pose until you are ready to do a little deeper. I think sometimes it's easy for those of us who are perfectionists to hurt ourselves physically by the need to do every pose correctly, but yoga is not supposed to hurt, it's supposed to stretch and help the body and the mind be more in tuned with one another.
I loved acupuncture, too. I would recommend going to someone trained in China (TCM - traditional chinese medicine). I was actually able to find one who also has a western medical degree and felt very comfortable with him.
I think there are elements in all effective therapies that will cause us to deal with unpleasant emotions and memories, but I've come to believe that going through our pain is the only way out of it. I also think that we can embrace ourselves and walk through the fire, trusting some how that we have what we need to wlk through the fire, especially when we find trustworthy folks to walk with us...
And there are many of us here...