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

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

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

Myofascial Mechanoreceptors Class

Standing client positioning. Photography by Hamid Shibata Bennett Myofascial Mechanoreceptors Class Coming out of the latest fascial research, learn bodywork techniques to engage the four types of myofascial mechanoreceptors in … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tree Hugger Contest Winners!

First of Nine recently had our first ever contest! Send us a photo of you hugging a tree, we asked. And, you did! That’s the only first ever contest we’ll … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Myofascial Mechanoreceptors

Bodywork is a form of kinesthetic communication. We speak to the nervous system, we speak to emotion, we speak to memory, always in open, two-way dialogue. The work is equal … Continue reading

September 23, 2011 · 24 Comments

Tensegrity got rhythm

Nature doesn’t move as one. A myriad of elements form and reform in every moment, in complex, ever-shifting patterns. Every leaf on a tree flutters and dances, influenced by the … Continue reading

July 16, 2011 · 16 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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