About Us

 

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 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. Use your time with me as you like, for private training sessions, Pilates or Yoga classes, massage therapy, or a combination of all of these!

Not happy with your current fitness level or stress level? Call me for a consultation and together we will establish a plan that will get you feeling and looking your best. Start off with some face time with me, then get 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 small group.

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). You are welcome to utilize massage as a stand alone service, or in combination with classes or personal training sessions. Massage is an investment in your health. Studies have shown that massage therapy, used as a regular part of your wellness program, helps to reduce stress, improve circulation, and reduce post workout muscle soreness.

Nothing makes me happier than sharing these preventive maintenance techniques with my clients. Call me today to discuss how we can work as a team to get you looking and feeling your best!

~Anne (503) 705-4762

…and a little more about me…

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. During massage school I was introduced to yoga, tai chi and qigong and I loved the meditative and strength building aspects of these types of movements. 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 had disappeared. I was hooked.

I have experienced back pain on and off since I was a teenager and have worked very hard to increase my awareness of how my movement patterns and activities affect my back, positively and negatively. I love to dance, hike, run, lift weights, and MOVE my body!  In the spring of 2015 (the year I turned 40 – uggghhh) I was diagnosed with a herniated disk at L5/ S1 (my low back). After suffering daily pain for the better part of four months I decided to take action and found an excellent surgeon who repaired my herniated disk. After the surgery I awoke pain free (hallelujah!). Over the following months I have slowly started to realize that my scoliosis, tendency toward pelvic rotation, and unstable S.I. joints did not all magically disappear after this surgery.

This experience was scary. I had fears about my body not working that way I wanted it to, worry about my income after not working for two months and I felt helpless and vulnerable as I was forced to lie around and let people help me. I am very independent and asking for help is not my strong suit by the way. Guess what happened? My “family” rallied around me. My sweet mom came out from Florida to stay with me for two weeks. Every day one of my clients or friends stopped by with chicken soup, a card or just to visit.

I share my experience with you to let you know that if you are suffering, man do I feel ya. I have a new appreciation for those suffering from chronic pain or recovering from surgery.

My rehab plan is now focused on spine mobility, stabilization work, and, most importantly, repeatedly telling my body that yes it is ok to move again. I receive soft tissue mobilization work from a Physical Therapist, and am doing my Pilates release work, stabilization, and mobilization exercises and some gentle yoga everyday. I am back out hiking and running (very slowly). In fact, here is yours truly taking a yoga break during a recent hike in the Columbia Gorge.

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If my story resonates with you I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line at Anne@FluidPortland.com

 

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 twenty 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.

Fluid Movement + Massage, LLC

Anne McCranie | Personal Trainer/Licensed Massage Therapist | 1644 Southeast Clatsop Street, Portland, Oregon 97202 (Sellwood) | License #9460