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 ->

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!

anne n mom Portland lunch 3.15



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.

March Massage Special – Fluid’s Signature Lavender Foot Treatment

I picked up some goodies at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm in Maui last month and want to share them with you. For the month of March I am offering Fluid’s signature lavender foot treatment.

Your treatment starts with a warm towel wrap, we then exfoliate rough skin with a lavender foot scrub, followed by a 20 minute foot massage and reflexology treatment using lavender essential oils. Enjoy this as a standalone service, or as an add on to your massage or training session.

$50 for the foot treatment, $40 if added to another service.

Contact Anne to schedule a session for yourself or a loved one today!