First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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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

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

Disrupting the positive feedback loop of chronic pain

Being in pain will ruin your day. Or, make it harder to do all those things you love to do. Thankfully, we’re beginning to understand chronic pain in some new … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 12 Comments

Pendulation rhythm and standing client positioning

A film noir introduction to standing bodywork techniques by Portland, Oregon licensed massage therapist and advanced myofascial practitioner, Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301). Features an original soundtrack, recorded … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

The four C’s of consciousness

Simon Lewis is part of the implantable generation. He was in an auto accident, losing his newly wed wife in the tragedy. He had a massive stroke and entered a … Continue reading

January 14, 2012 · 17 Comments

Merry Christmas from First of Nine!

The Christmas season has taken on quite a bit of new meaning for me in recent years. I’m caught up less and less with the commercial holiday. Pepper spray and … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tensegrity principle and gene expression

I found an abstract on the tensegrity principle. They attached hybrid EMG and MMG probes to the tensor fasciae latae and middle deltoid. When they massaged the peroneals, tensor fasciae … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 10 Comments

Quantum physics, time and bodywork

I’m watching the Fabric of the Cosmos series on the excellent PBS app. Mainstream science says our perception of time, as a species, is complete illusion. In either direction, past … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pendulation, trauma release and bodywork

There is a call from the second highest ranking fella in the U.S. military, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army vice chief of staff, to rename PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) to … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · 11 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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