Electronic letter writing campaign September 30 2019
NO RESPONSE as of posting on UggleBo Blog – November 23, 2019
Rewritten 23 nov 2019 to be more eloquent.
I will send him in Paper writing campaign to follow shortly.

Ralf Vogt MSc, DO – Fascia Research Group at Ulm University
Engineer aircraft and spacecraft techonoliges.
Author: Fascia in the Osteopathic Field, chapter 48 (2017)”

Dear Ralf Vogt,

I have been a massage therapist since 2002.  The explanations of the muscular system do not answer my question as to why one client can turn from prone to supine with ease while another client uses an extreme amount of energy to do the same action.

I was reading “Fascia in the Osteopathic Field 2017” to find you have Chapter 48 “Fascial treatment of the vascular system”.  The book also highlights you are an engineer with aircraft and spacecraft technologies.  This is the reason I am writing to you.  

I am eager for insight, but I do not have a background in science, so forgive the plain language.

I appreciate your time.  I am curious.  If this reaches your curiosity as well, great.  If it does not, please let me know not to bother you again. (altered from original email sent 30-sept-2019).

All my best in your research,
Allissa from Iowa, Living in Sweden

Part 1-
In aircraft engines, baffles are designed to regulate temperature.  The location of these baffles is critical as well as their integrity. Is this assumption correct?  If baffles crack, they could leak. The result, the engine temperature may increase.  As I see it, the integrity of the baffles are essential for proper function and flow (air in the case of an engine).

When I think of air flow, sound comes to mind.  There are acoustic baffles. Wall panels or hanging ceiling panels absorb sound waves so the din of private conversations can stay at a reasonable level. Without these acoustic baffles re-directing sound waves, the environment or echo of a gymnasium or cafeteria would have a high reverberation.

Often when I pick up a book on fascia, histology and pathology are discussed.  But the Integrity of the Fascia seems to be important, especially for those whose who cannot regulate temperature (Raynaud’s Disease, a viral or bacterial infection).  When reverberation occurs due to fascial integrity loss, leaks happen, I believe.   The Ebola virus compromises the interfaces of separating tubes on a macroscale. Fluids flow into areas where they are not supposed to.

Fascia is observed as long continuous tubes. Here lies, a is similarity of a human and a tree. The xylem of a tree, defies gravity as fluid moves upwards due to compressive forces. Alternations between loose and dense connective tissue, may be, a way of fluids to move against gravity. But could the dis-Integrity or fascial membranes be the cause as to why some clients cannot move with ease?  

A leak or crack occurs, and the mechanical stress changes therefore transduction is also altered.  The Somatosensory system, Interoception or Haptics no longer function efficiently.

Most of the time the body works without problems, but the older someone is or after a viral / bacterial infection, the body has trouble recovering (Dysautonomia, POTS Syndrome, ME and CFS). Even a healthy teenager could get a viral infection which causes body wide issues, Ian Waterman for example. He lost his ability to Propriocept after an illness. The common cold virus takes away ones center of gravity and balance. Are these the result of Fascia Dis-Integrity?

Collagen is water repelling, hydrophobic. Hyaluronan is water loving, hydrophillic. In loose connective tissue, the GAGs and PGs are opposites.  

These opposite forces encourage fluid and nutrients to flow despite gravity, as water is a diamagnet, repelling.  When a leak or a crack happens in an engine baffle, the baffle is a material without an electric charge, but in fascia there is a bioelectric potential which changes as well.  

  • Would dis-Integrity cause ……
  • local inflammation?  
  • transduction signaling problems (phototransduction, mechanotransduction of the somasensory system – Poor Introception)?
  • MORE importantly-
  • Would Human Haptics be impeded by this lack of Fascia Integrity?

Part 2-
As an engineer, are there any similarities to passive stabilizers in the human?

After watching the YouTube video of passive roll damping system, FLUME SYSTEM, used by Hoppe-Marine GmbH in Germany, can you tell me if, there is anything like passive stabilizers used in ships to help them balance also used in the human?

I liken this balance phenomena like the Integrity of Fascia = movement in an effortless manner vs DisIntegrity of Fascia = one cannot turn over on my massage table – movement is full of effort. Would you agree or disagree?

FLUME Stabilization System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtEJamVv05M