What is this Movement + Massage business all about? First you should know that you are coming to my home. I live and work out of my house in Sellwood. I also teach a weekly Pilates class at Sellwood Yoga six blocks west of my home.
I truly believe in the combination of Movement + Massage to aid in pain relief, speed recovery from injuries, reduce stress and aid in weight loss. I have experienced the effects of this firsthand and have case studies from my clients to attest to this as well. You are welcome to use your time with me as you like, private training sessions, Pilates or Yoga classes, massages, or a combination of all of these! If you are not happy with your current fitness level or stress level call me and we will set up a consultation and establish a plan that will get you feeling and looking your best. Start off with some face time with me and we will get you moving with a home exercise program that is safe, effective and fun. Once you have the basics down you can join an ongoing class or round up a group of friends and start you own class (or “small group training session” as I like to call it).
What if you just want to come in for a relaxing massage? Yes of course if you are looking to relax I am not going to force you to do push ups (or hundreds). I have clients that I see solely for massage once a week, once a month or once a year. Massage is an investment in your health and studies have shown that receiving massage regularly helps to reduce stress, improve circulation, and reduce post workout muscle soreness.
I’m Anne McCranie, the founder of Fluid and I began my love of movement with childhood ballet classes. I first realized the benefits of integrating movement and massage after suffering a back injury in college. Over the years and with great help from Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Pilates and Yoga instructors, dance teachers, Physical Therapists… I became more in touch with my body and more aware of chronic tension patterns I had been holding. Massage school introduced me to yoga and I loved the meditative and strength building aspects of especially hatha yoga and power vinyasa. After taking my first Pilates classes in my 20′s I quickly noticed my core and back muscles becoming stronger and my almost daily lower back pain gone. I was hooked.
Nothing makes me happier than sharing these preventive maintenance techniques with my clients.
A Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, Anne holds certifications from the Physical Mind Institute, American Council on Exercise, and the Florida School of Massage. She has received advanced training in cranio sacral therapy through the Upledger Institute, as well as first and second degree Reiki attunements.
Over the past ten years, Anne has worked closely with chiropractors, physical therapists, and other licensed massage therapists to develop her unique approach, and continues to hone her skills and knowledge of the field through continuing education classes. She has recently received training in Pre and Post Natal massage, Deep Tissue work for the neck and shoulder, Fitness Nutrition, Thai Massage, and Advanced Pilates Mat Work.