Meaning of the Solid and Liquid Fascia to Reconsider the Model of Biotensegrity, 2018

Topics: fascia, myofascial, biotensegrity, manual therapy, osteopathic, chiropractic

Authors: Bruno Bordoni , David Lintonbon , Bruno Morabito


The definition of fascia includes tissues of mesodermal derivation considered as specialized connective tissues: the blood and lymph. As water shapes rocks, bodily fluids modify the shape and functioning of bodily structures. Bodily fluids are silent witnesses to mechanotransductive information, allowing adaptation and life, transporting biochemical and hormonal signals. While the solid fascial tissue divides, supports, and connects the different parts of the body system, the liquid fascial tissue feeds and transports messages for the solid fascia. This article reconsiders the model of biotensegrity, by revising the definition of solid and liquid fascia, and tries to integrate the fascial continuum with the lymph and blood in a new model, because in the previous model, these two liquid elements were not taken into consideration. The name given to this new model is Rapid Adaptability of Internal Network (RAIN).

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