First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

New sound therapy album from Taking Care Sound Tribe!

The Taking Care Sound Tribe shed blood, sweat, tears… and, a pancreas, making a sound therapy album of the highest calibre. The recording process brought our deepest vulnerabilities to surface. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

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 · 6 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

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

Taking Care Portland at TaborSpace: Sunday, August 11th, 2013!

Born out of a Portlandia episode? Taking Care Portland is bringing group acupuncture, community bodywork and live, improvised sound therapy in the same room! So, there’s a Portlandia skit, where … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let it shape our bodywork

Music, inspiration… Let it shape our bodywork. Let our sessions build and sway, dancing with the always newfound. Let the work be an epic poem, let it be an album … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pocket Anatomy free app code winner!

Last week, First of Nine was once again giving away free iPhone and iPad app codes for one of our favorite quick reference anatomy apps, Pocket Anatomy! This is a … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Win a free app code for Pocket Anatomy!

First of Nine and Compassion Arts PDX, LLC is giving away a free iOS app code for Pocket Anatomy app, available on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch! Download from the … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 10 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

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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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