First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

Portland, Oregon's Cancer Survivorship and Bodywork Zine by Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

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 · 7 Comments

Breath is a rhythm

Breath is a rhythm We gotta say in. The bounce in our step Is chosen in the brain. An understanding of the continuous myofascial network of the human body brings … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

With thanks… Taking Care Portland, August, 2013

Sunday morning. August in Portlandia. Light filters through the window, soft and golden. Hydrate. Stretch. Move. Dance. Run. Down to the river with the dogs to stand atop the old … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

A massage therapist goes to Md Anderson Cancer Center

I really dig how they have a swooshy red strike-through on “Cancer” as part of their logo. I ponder the thumb drive in my hand. And, I realize that storage … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

Compassion Arts PDX, LLC launches in Portland, Oregon!

Dear friends, My bodywork practice is in such lovely transition, as I continue to sculpt my craft in the healing arts. I started up my first massage therapy website, Transcending … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chemotherapy and music

One of my massage clients recently asked me about the music I listen to that has influenced my own. Golly, it’s a big question. Music has been such an influence … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

A massage therapist goes to NCNM

In January, Taking Care Portland was invited to speak at the National College of Natural Medicine’s 2013 Integrative Oncology Conference in Portland, Oregon. Of course we said, yes! Steve Frost, … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 12 Comments

A massage therapist’s top forty two of 2012

I’m an introspective bloke. Living more and more in the hear and now, it’s still quite useful to take a breath or two and stroll back into memory, to see … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

Minimalist running and the sensate massage therapist

“Everyone begins life with an open mind… a driving curiosity… a sense of wonder” -Carl Sagan A late Autumn morning in Oregon. All the world is new. On the rocks, … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Compassion, brainwaves and haptic perception, plus September’s Taking Care Portland

Ya know what got me into massage school? I was rear-ended in Oly…. That’s Olympia, Washington. I began seeing a physical therapist. He had me remove my upper garment and … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
503.975.1259

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