First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bodywork Naturalism

Back in massage school, I was never that fella that piped right up with the origin of a muscle. My brain doesn’t always process information with that sort of expediency. … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 9 Comments

Preverbal cognition

Global patterns of restriction in the body can go way back in the way back machine. A recent injury unwinds quite readily with the right coaxing, letting the tissue know … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · 6 Comments

Be the One Run

In July, I was invited to give massage therapy at the Be the One Run in Portland, Oregon, sponsored by the Be the Match Foundation. They match up bone marrow … Continue reading

August 2, 2011 · 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

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