First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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Can personal injury improve your massage therapy practice?

Sprains, strains, cuts, contusions, breaks, concussions… There are so many ways to get hurt! Massage therapists know, because we see the gamut of ways human beings get injured in our … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

Chicken wings!

I was at New Season’s the other day and snagged a pound of marinated buffalo chicken wings at the meat counter. Cranked up the over to 375 degrees and threw … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A globe endure

How much can a globe endure before her atmosphere shatters? Caretakers, gather your hearts. Take care of this tiny world. So say we all. -Hamid : ) firstofnine.wordpress.com • compassionartspdx.com … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

So very mortal

Some days teach us, we are so very mortal. Making clear what is dearly special about this life. -Hamid : ) firstofnine.wordpress.com • compassionartspdx.com • takingcareportland.com Just finding First of … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Some folks

Some folks have been through The deepest suffering That anyone on the planet could know And you’d never see it As you pass them by In the grocery store Or … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Taking Care Sound Tribe goes to the recording studio

For a spell, I worked the admin desk in the massage clinic at my old massage therapy college in Portland, Oregon. The music was piped in from closet a level … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and happy new year! Thanks for reading First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog! We’ll be returning soon with all new goodness! Articles on massage therapy, sound therapy and music, … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shipwreck

Some days are a Shipwreck And land seems a Memory You once knew a Life you’ll never get it back… Leave the wreckage Of that broken hull After the tumult … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quinoa and beets

Quinoa cooked in homemade chicken broth with steamed beets and sautéed carrot and beet greens from the backyard gardens of Portland. A splash of balsamic vinegar and dash of saffron … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Long ones, Short ones, Skinny ones, Fat ones

I found this lovely three string instrument the other day at Trade Up Music in southeast Portlandia. A bit of research revealed it was built by Wendell Powell of Arkansas … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

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Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
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Portland, Oregon 97214
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