Hand Exercises To Relieve Arthritis Pain

One of my clients just mentioned that his wife is suffering from painful and swollen knuckles due to arthritis. He asked me about exercises she can do to alleviate this pain, and I showed him this video. While I initially made this video for a client who plays guitar, these moves are beneficial for anyone looking to improve strength, flexibility and mobility, or to reduce pain in their hands, wrists and shoulders. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below, or share this with a loved one suffering from arthritis pain.

Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. This video shows gentle pain relief techniques. Please do not do any exercise that causes you pain. See your medical professional before beginning a new exercise program.

Fluid’s Hip Mobility Workshop Saturday, January 28th

Do you (or does someone you love) suffer from chronically tight hips, limited mobility, or back pain? How easy is it for you to get up off the floor? Can you put on a sock while standing on one foot? Did you know that your ability to move has a direct correlation to your life expectancy?



Join Anne Saturday, January 28th, from noon to 1 pm, to learn a simple, easy hip mobility program you can do at home or one the road using minimal equipment. If you participated in our 2016 September Challenge some of these moves will be familiar. We will incorporate Somatics, Gentry release work, mobility exercises and other gentle movement to loosen the hips, low back, knees and ankles. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

Call Anne to pre-register (503) 705-4762



Hanna Somatics For Stress Reduction And Pain Relief

Update: This workshop is now full. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please contact Anne (503) 705-4762

How would it feel to wake up pain free and move through your day with ease? Do you suffer from back or neck pain, joint stiffness, stress, or insomnia? This workshop is for you!

  • Who: You! and your Fluid family
  • What: Intro to Hanna Somatics with Kristin Jackson
  • When: Saturday December 10th, 1-3 pm
  • Where: Fluid World Headquarters 1644 S.E. Clatsop Street, Portland (Sellwood), Oregon 97202
  • Why: Pain relief, increased mobility, reduced stress, better sleep, more JOY!
  • How much: $30 payable to Kristin
  • To sign up: Click this link

Intro To Hanna Somatics With Kristin Jackson



Rid your body of stress and pain by tapping into the power of your brain. Learn how to naturally reduce stress and pain, to let you move with ease and joy. Regain your edge in sports and activities that you thought were waning due to aging. Grow new pathways in your brain to improve memory and neuroplasticity. Discover the benefits of Hanna Clinical Somatics with Kristin Jackson, Hanna Somatic Educator!

Our brain controls our muscles; if we get habitually stuck in faulty patterns, we can end up with a long list of health issues. Hanna Somatics goes to the root of your pain and faulty patterns: your brain! By exploring how we currently move, we can learn how to move with more ease by voluntarily learning to release tight muscles, and have better control of them.


Thomas Hanna developed hundreds of somatic exercises to help people get out of pain and function better. In this 2-hour workshop, Kristin will introduce you to gentle movements that will positively impact your spine, waist, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, and nervous system.

A note about registration… Kristin uses Mindbody so if you are already logged in to this system, say from your favorite yoga studio, you will need to log yourself out and create a new password. If you have any trouble contact Kristin and she can guide you through this process.

Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. Anne has been attending Kristin’s weekly somatics classes for the past few months, and quickly noticed the benefits – increased mobility, reduced back pain and stiffness – and cannot wait to share this work with you! This class is limited to 8 participants. Click this link to reserve your spot today. 

September Movement Challenge

Do you (or does someone you love) suffer from chronic pain?

What if I told you there was a simple effective pain relief strategy that includes simple movements that you could do on your own in just minutes a day? Would you be willing to experiment with me for one month?


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Now comes the hard part: the obstacles. “But I don’t have time” you say. Do you have five minutes a day? “I am traveling this month”. No problem, you can do these moves on the road. “I don’t have a gym membership”. No worries you don’t need a gym or any equipment to do these moves. “I don’t live in Portland”. No problem, You may do this challenge remotely, connecting with me via phone or skype when you have questions.


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  • Who: You!
  • What: Simple, gentle exercises.
  • When: Challenge starts September 6th and runs through October 4th.
  • Where: Your home, office, my studio, in the woods, a hotel room… anywhere!
  • Why: To regain mobility and decrease pain.
  • How: Contact Anne to register. (503) 705-4762


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Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers one on one training, group classes, and massage therapy. Anne encourages her clients to utilize the combination of movement + massage to relieve chronic pain, gain strength and mobility, and improve the quality of their lives.

Case Study – Natural Pain Relief For Bunions

“For the first time in the past eight years I can walk long distances (8-10) miles without nerve pain in my right foot.”

Susan toes May 2013

Do you suffer from bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis or other painful foot ailments? Did you know there are natural, non invasive alternatives to surgery? Check out this success story…

Susan has received monthly massages from me for the past two years. When I first met her she suffered from debilitating foot pain due to bunions. She was not interested in the traditional medical solution which includes surgery and a long recovery period that would require her to be off her feet for weeks. In April of 2012 she purchased Correct Toes from me and started wearing them for a few minutes a day.

foot care offer Dec 2013

In three months she worked her way up to at least a half hour a day, usually wearing them on her daily walks.

Now for the first time in her adult life there is space between her big toe and second toe. She has improved her foot health and decreased her pain to the extent that she was able to hike long distances on her recent trip to Europe.

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Here is a more recent photo of her feet in July of 2014. Notice the difference? More space between her big toe and second toe and, especially the foot on the left, her big toe points straight forward instead of to the side. Plus her bunion is much less pronounced.

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What can the combination of soft tissue work, strength and flexibility work, and toe separators like Correct Toes do for you? Call Anne to find out (503) 705-4762


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon 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 and increase mobility. She sells Correct Toes, Yoga pads, Swiss balls, therabands, and other tools to help you build strength and flexibility at home.