Jackson’s Ride The Gorge Sports Massage This Saturday July 27th, 2013

Are you a cyclist or lover of the Columbia Gorge (or both)?

Come out to the Gorge this Saturday July 27th, 2013 for Jackson’s Ride The Gorge.

Anne will be there along with a team of massage therapists at the finish line. Jackson’s Ride the Gorge is a fundraising bike ride for the Jackson Hill Foundation. The support on this ride is amazing including breakfast, dinner, and food and water rest stops in between. Also included, mechanics, vehicles (in case you need a ride), and a clearly marked course with volunteers along the way, and of course post ride massage!

Online registration is open only until midnight on Thursday July 25th.

The Jackson Hill Foundation honors the legacy of Jackson Hill by supporting efforts to ease the suffering of families who have a child in the hospital. In February 2012 the foundation opened the Jackson Hill Wellness center at Legacy Emanuel in Portland. The center is open 24 hours a day, offering a break from the hospital and stress relief for families of patients in the hospital. 

Click one of the above links and sign up today! Hope to see you there.


Mother’s Day Massage Special

Mother’s Day Massage Special – ninety minutes for the price of sixty!

Anne Linda


Call today and I will have your gift certificate ready and waiting for pickup. I’ll even drop one off to your Mom (or favorite person) in the Sellwood/ Westmoreland neighborhood. This special deal is only available until Sunday May 12th, so pick up the phone today!

I do have two appointments left for this weekend…call to schedule (503) 705-4762


If you were/ are a really difficult child (or spouse) maybe a gift basket is in order. Is Mom crafty? Portland Homestead Supply has ongoing classes on everything from making your own soaps and candles to how to raise chickens in your backyard. Grab some take out from Jade Tea House, (closed Sundays) pick up a sweet treat from Grand Central, and a bottle of something cold from The Portland Bottle Shop and you have given Mom the best gift of all – the night off!


Anne McCranie is a Portland based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She works with her clients one on one and in small groups using a combination of movement + massage to aid in pain relief. Call her today to schedule your appointment. (503) 705-4762


Massage Therapy Provides Migraine Relief

Who doesn’t love a good head and neck massage? Did you know that receiving a massage at the onset of a migraine can drastically reduce the severity of the headache? According to this article migraine sufferers should have their massage therapist on speed dial.

Massage is helpful in addressing migraine headaches. If you can receive massage therapy quick enough, you can avoid hours, perhaps days, of discomfort. Massage can relieve the muscular tension caused by stress or the pain itself…

…Relieve pain by releasing the body’s natural pain relievers known as endorphins. Hot or cold packs can be applied to the base of the skull to calm the vacillation between dilation and constriction of blood vessels. Cold numbs and constricts, while heat opens vessels and soothes the muscles and nerves. Tension headaches respond best to heat.

I love watching my clients’ reaction when I begin to work on their occiput (drooling…mouth hanging open, eyes rolling into the backs of their heads) 🙂 I have been known to spend a whole hour on just the head, neck and jaw. My favorite combo is Swedish massage – long gliding strokes, followed by deep Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release. I finish up with soothing Cranio Sacral work and my client floats out of the room feeling like a whole new person!

Other remedies for migraines that you could try at home include monitoring your diet and knowing which foods my be triggers and avoiding them, managing your stress, application of heat and cold, and aromatherapy.

Do you suffer from migraines? What has brought you relief in the past?

Free Thirty Minute Massage Gift Certificate

Looking for a stocking stuffer? How bout a massage gift certificate? Anne offers thirty, sixty and ninety minute massage gift certificates. Check out Fluid’s December newsletter for a free gift certificate offer.


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Hot Rock Massage

I spent turkey day relaxing at the coast and wanted to share some of my photos with you. We managed to walk on the beach every day (even in this storm).

Luckily most of the time the weather was more like this.

I collected a few more massage rocks. Check out the tip on this one – perfect for digging in a shoulder blade!

So what is this hot rock or heated stone massage? I gently warm smooth river rocks and use them as mini heaters, leaving them on your skin for a few minutes to warm and soften tight muscles.  I also use them as massage tools (the above mention of digging in the shoulder for example).

I recently showed one of my clients how to treat herself at home by lying on the rock and she just reported that after a few rounds of her self massage treatment she is noticing much less pain and tightness in her shoulder. Hooray!

Want to experience a hot rock massage? Call or email me to schedule (503) 705-4762. If you are already scheduled for your December massage let me know ahead of time and I will warm the rocks for you.

I leave you with a few more shots of the Oregon coast…