First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

To the moon… Robots, bodywork and proprioception

For but a moment, I faced the eyes Of a fox Running down a tree lined avenue Under a super moon. The coyote She trotted 20 yards behind And on … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Stumptown massage day

“Consciousness is about three pounds and looks a little bit like a gray cauliflower.” -Andrew Newberg, MD It’s not every day that a dame pulls up next to ya; tells … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Son of a Mustang Ford

Miss ya, pops…ya taught me so much about patience and silence. About acceptance and where to draw the line. Ya taught me to flirt with the ladies and never hold … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 5 Comments

Massage, music and nutrition: Thoughts on Taking Care

Awareness of oneself. Therapeutic transformation over the long term originates from an observation, sans-judgement, of oneself. Right perspective goes a long ways. The mindful step. Explore your proprioception in minimalist … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Taking Care: Community Support for Cancer Care, June 2nd

First of Nine is quite proud to be working in collaborative, community effort with some amazing folks in our Stumptown community. I have been working closely with Daniel Miller, the … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Self-care and massage therapy

It’s never been about learning a certain bodywork technique. It’s never even been about making a glut of money. Though a good, honest, sustainable living is part of the business … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 12 Comments

Myofascial pregnancy massage

Advanced myofascial pregnancy massage uses pendulation rhythm and the tensegrity principle to address full-body tensional patterns in a wide variety of client positioning. Kneeling on a tuffet. Advanced myofascial pregnancy … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 8 Comments

Susan G. Komen and massage for cancer. An update.

Last week, First of Nine posted an article about Susan G. Komen, the huge, non-profit in support of breast cancer. I truly had no idea it would get such a … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 37 Comments

The real Portlandia: Pioneer Square, episode 1

In 2009, Sarah Carl, LMT (OBMT #11624) and I created a series of videos documenting the healthcare experiences with the real folks of Portlandia. We brought the video camera to … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Susan G Komen says massage is illegal?! An opportunity to educate!

A local non-profit invited me to set up my massage table at their booth at the upcoming Susan G. Komen conference in Portland, Oregon. When checking with the event coordinator, … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 20 Comments

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Portland, Oregon 97214