First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

The uneven free

Step off the sidewalk Onto the uneven free. Where metatarsals spread And phalanges reach out A forefoot strike To the belly Of the next rock Stomp your trail. Hamid : … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Let it shape our bodywork

Music, inspiration… Let it shape our bodywork. Let our sessions build and sway, dancing with the always newfound. Let the work be an epic poem, let it be an album … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

What if I had time?

What if I had time to fully take care of myself? To give myself space to infuse dance into the day? To sit and breath and watch the river flow? … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

The rise of social media in the bodywork field

Back in the day, I recall waiting twenty minutes to download a bikini-clad lass over a twenty four-hundred baud modem on my friends’s TRS-80. The Trash-Eighty, we used to call … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Favorite Mug

I broke my favorite mug today. A slow motion crash to the floor. Pieces rushing apart in multiple vectors. Something once whole. Deciding to part ways. I pick up the … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

Compassion Arts PDX, LLC launches in Portland, Oregon!

Dear friends, My bodywork practice is in such lovely transition, as I continue to sculpt my craft in the healing arts. I started up my first massage therapy website, Transcending … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chemotherapy and music

One of my massage clients recently asked me about the music I listen to that has influenced my own. Golly, it’s a big question. Music has been such an influence … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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