About Anne McCranie

I’m Anne McCranie, Owner of Fluid Movement + Massage. I live and work here in Sellwood.

I developed my signature “Movement + Massage” program to keep myself and my clients healthy, strong, and pain free! Nothing makes me happier than sharing these preventive maintenance techniques with you.

Want to hear about how I got my start, and my training philosophy? Click here to listen to my recent interview on the Happiest Healthy podcast.

Anne McCraineCall me today to learn if my training style is the right fit for you 503-705-4762.

A Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, I hold certifications from the Physical Mind Institute, American Council on Exercise, Precision Nutrition, and the Florida School of Massage. I have 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, I have worked closely with chiropractors, physical therapists, and other licensed massage therapists to develop my unique approach, and I continue to hone my skills and knowledge through continuing education classes.

My back story:

I began my love of movement during childhood ballet classes. I first realized the benefits of integrating movement and massage after suffering a back injury in college. With great help from Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Pilates and Yoga instructors, dance teachers, and Physical Therapists, I became aware of my body’s chronic muscular tension patterns. During massage school, I was introduced to, and fell in love with, meditative and strength building movements like yoga, tai chi and qigong. After taking my first Pilates class, 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, debilitating pain for four months, I decided to take action and found an excellent surgeon who repaired my herniated disk. After the successful surgery, I awoke pain free (hallelujah!). While my surgery was a success, my habituated movement patterns did not all magically disappear overnight.

This experience was scary. I felt helpless and vulnerable. I am very independent and asking for help is not my strong suit. Lucky for me 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 food, flowers, a card, or just to visit.

My ongoing rehab plan includes release work, therapeutic exercises, and retraining my brain by gently and repeatedly reassuring my body that yes, it is OK to move again. I receive regular massages, and do some combination of release work, stabilization, and mobilization exercises and/or Somatics every day. I am also back to hiking and running (very slowly), and lifting heavy weights. Click here to read about my recent pull up goal.

I share my experience with you to let you know that if you are in pain, I feel ya. I have a new appreciation for those suffering from chronic pain or recovering from surgery. Contact me today for a complimentary consultation to see if my R.O.S.S. plan is right for you.

I Love Anne! My Partner and I have been going to Anne for years. She is incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate. Not to mention has a great sense of humor! She creates custom packages/plans that work exactly for you. I have seen her mostly for massage but also have worked with her for personal training. She is both motivating and fun. I have had massages that were intense and problem focused as well as massages where I fell asleep they were so heavenly. Highly recommended!!
~ Jill M.