Tensegri-teach is a simple way to demonstrate how soft-tissue is balancing our body.
Tensegrity, a short term used for tensional integrity, is a structural principle based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension, in such a way that the elements do not touch each other and the pre-stressed tensioned members (usually cables) delineate the system spatially. Found it confusing? Yes, this model will demonstrate it. Play with a tensegrity structure, and you will understand how it works.
Conventional view of the body alignment as a stack of blocks made from skeletons. In reality the body alignment depends on the balance of the various soft tissues (fascia, tendons, ligaments) that hold the bones, and muscles and organs together. The tensegrity structure illustrates how our structure can be sustained by tension of the connective tissue. This model can be used to demonstrate the principle of body balancing to yourself and your client. It also has a very nice aesthetic appeal, when sitting on a shelf in your treatment room.
The Tensegri-teach is made up of 6 specially designed dowels, each with a length of 30 cm, which can be assembled easily following an easy instruction. It was designed and produced by a structural integrator Eli Thompson from USA.
“A fantastic tool for demonstrating the structural properties of the fascial web. It’s flexible, educational and very beautiful. I love it.” Robert Schleip.
Tips: Get 2 sets of the standard tensegri-teach and you can build a large octahedron tensegrity structure with 12 dowels