Client Testimonial – CranioSacral Therapy

A client recently sent me this testimonial…

I have been going to Anne for massage, particularly craniosacral therapy massage, and I must say that she is the best of all who have worked on me. I leave our sessions completely relaxed and refreshed. Anne is not only a highly skilled practitioner, but what makes her special is that she truly cares about her clients, focusing her efforts completely on each session…… DF, Portland




Reading this warmed my heart. I truly love working with my clients to facilitate pain relief, reduced stress and improved quality of life.

This client first came to see me after shoulder surgery (well, actually after his wife told him for months “you should go see Anne” 🙂 ). He was suffering from pain and limited mobility in his shoulder. He did his physical therapy exercises religiously and when he was released from P.T. started seeing me for personal training, massage, and craniosacral therapy. Over the past year he has greatly improved his range of motion. His goal was to be able to lift a suitcase into the overhead bin, or take a bike or kayak off the roof rack without pain and he is now able to do so.

Now that his shoulder pain has subsided we have been focusing on relaxing soft tissue work and CST, or what I call the “massage cranio sandwich”. I work his back, legs, neck and arms using a combination of Swedish and neuromuscular massage, then we do a solid hour of CST. This modality is so relaxing he often falls asleep.

Better sleep, less musculoskeletal pain, improved joint function, better quality of life… Sound good? Call or email Anne to find out how her Movement + massage program can help you!


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers customized programs to build strength, reduce pain and lower stress. Contact her today for a complimentary consultation. (503) 705-4762

Studies Show Massage Therapy May Boost Immune System Function

Cold and flu season is here, what is your winter wellness plan?

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How about scheduling a weekly or monthly massage? Studies have shown that those with compromised immune systems who receive regular massages had stronger immunity as a result.


“Researchers working with patients with compromised immune systems have found massage therapy can improve how the immune system functions,” said Jeff Smoot, President of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). “Those same benefits translate to people seeking to fight off the common cold, flu and other seasonal illnesses.”

Contact Anne today to schedule your next massage. (503) 705-4762


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based massage therapist and personal trainer. She offers Swedish massage, hot stone massage, cranio sacral and myofascial release work.

Craniosacral Therapy Provides Relief For Chronic Headaches and Migranes

Do you (or does someone you love) suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? Studies have shown that Craniosacral Therapy can help to reduce the intensity and severity chronic headaches and migraines.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

This light-touch modality (the pressure used by therapist is less than the weight of a nickel) helps to release restrictions in the dural tube, the area surrounding your spinal cord, normalizing the cranio sacral system and allowing these structures to function at optimal levels.

Can I try a sample of this work?

Yes! I often finish each massage session with a few cranio “holds” as they are called. If you have noticed me cradle the base of your skull with my fingertips or hold one hand under the back of your head and one hand under your pelvis this is craniosacral (and if you have not noticed because you were floating away in a state of bliss then it worked!) My clients report deep relaxation, reduced stress, some people even report a “bobblehead” feeling after I loosen the tissues in their neck. I also offer sixty, seventy five and ninety minute sessions where we follow a ten step protocol to address all parts of the craniosacral system.




Not able to get in to see me right away? Here are a few self care tips for reducing headache pain at home:

  • Apply an ice pack wrapped in a pillowcase or thin towel to your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck.
  • Apply gentle, steady pressure to the painful area with your index finger or thumb. Maintain pressure for 10 to 15 seconds, then release.
  • Sit, or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Turn on soft music, close your eyes and imagine tension dripping away from your neck and shoulders.
  • Try the simple neck release we often do in Pilates and yoga class – lie on your back and gently and slowly roll your head side to side, then make small slow circles.


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood) based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers movement and massage packages for optimal health. To book your next appointment call her today at (503) 705-4762, or click the “schedule and appointment” button to the right ->

Father’s Day Massage Special

Father’s Day is Sunday June 21st. Pamper Dad with Fluid’s signature ninety minute massage plus a complimentary coconut coffee foot scrub. His feet will be sandal ready in no time!

90 minute massage plus foot treatment including coconut and coffee scrub, hot towel wrap, and foot massage for $135


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Must purchase Dad’s gift certificate or book his massage by June 21st to take advantage of this offer, Dad has one year to use his massage.

How do I sign Dad up for this? Use Fluid’s new online scheduler over here to the right – > or call Anne (503) 705-4762.

Fine print: You do not have to be a dad to take advantage of this offer. You do need to mention this special when booking. Offer good until June 21st, valid for massages given at Anne’s Sellwood studio 1644 S.E. Clatsop Street, Portland, Oregon 97202.



Mother’s Day Massage Special Gift – Whipped Body Butter

Love your Mother! Treat her to some TLC with Anne.

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th and Anne has a deal for you! Purchase a seventy five minute massage gift card for Mom before May 10th and receive a complimentary jar of Fluid’s hand made whipped body butter.

Which part of Mom’s massage experience do you think she will love the most – relaxing on a warm massage table, hands being warmed in the hand warmers, feeling her tight muscles coaxed into relaxation, experiencing seventy five minutes with no one asking her questions…

Forget the flowers and treat Mom to a massage!


Here is a photo of me and my mom from her recent visit to Portland. Love you mom!

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Anne offers a combination of craniosacral and Swedish massage. This is a relaxing technique used to relieve stress, headaches, and tight muscles. To schedule online click the “schedule an appointment” button to the right ->. Gift cards must be purchased by May 10th to receive complimentary body butter.