First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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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 Stumptown massage day

“Consciousness is about three pounds and looks a little bit like a gray cauliflower.” -Andrew Newberg, MD It’s not every day that a dame pulls up next to ya; tells … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

The real Portlandia: Farmer Dave, episode 2

Welcome to episode 2 of First of Nine’s video series, The Real Portlandia! This episode gets us thinking about our sources of nutrition. Back in 2009, the  Community Health Project … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The real Portlandia: Pioneer Square, episode 1

In 2009, Sarah Carl, LMT (OBMT #11624) and I created a series of videos documenting the healthcare experiences with the real folks of Portlandia. We brought the video camera to … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mentoring in the massage community

A year or two back, I attended a lecture in Portland, Oregon with Jon Young, an animal tracker of the highest notoriety. The lecture began with indigenous chant and drum. … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 5 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

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