First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
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