First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

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

Bringing massage to cancer survivorship

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller Before I met Tracy … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · 6 Comments

The proprioceptive run

“Get a hair cut, stupid hippy!” I didn’t have the heart to bother with the young hoodlum of admirably limited cognition hanging outside the AM/PM mini-mart. Just kept running. Breath … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 9 Comments

First contact… and, sound therapy for cancer survivorship

Hold back, dear one Hold fast For just a moment more And a moment beyond that. Etched in Zazen A beauty of mind Unencountered First contact I am light… A … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 4 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