First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

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

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

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

Twenty years cancer free

1991. January 4th. The year of the Gulf War. As rockets screamed over Baghdad and we watched war on television in real-time for the first time, I was at Providence … Continue reading

December 26, 2011 · 14 Comments

Merry Christmas from First of Nine!

The Christmas season has taken on quite a bit of new meaning for me in recent years. I’m caught up less and less with the commercial holiday. Pepper spray and … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

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