First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

Tablas

I awoke before the dawn chorus, so nary a chirp would be missed. A realignment. Towards natural rhythms. Away from flouress and tiny walls and no eye contact of the … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Eights years and bone broth update

Eight years ago, this morning, I was awoken in the darkest of nightfall. The phone rang. My father. Crying. I roused myself. It was a forty five minute drive from … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Bone broth: a rebuttal to The Onion

I was browsing one of my favorite iPad news sources today on The Onion Tablet app. I was quite dismayed to find an article entitled Lot Of Bold Talk About … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

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