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Sure signs of a Diastasis

A sure sign of a diastasis is:

  • When you are repeatedly asked if you’re pregnant…… when you’re not!
  • Having an outie belly button. This is a side effect of a diastasis recti.
  • Back problems. Connective tissue is not a good support system for your back.
  • Gastrointestinal problems. The intestines are now supported by connective tissue instead of muscles.

The Tupler Technique® program is all about healing the connective tissue.

Closing a diastasis does not guarantee it will stay closed. The belly button is a weak spot in the connective tissue. If you use your abdominals incorrectly, and put force on this weak spot, you can cause your diastasis to re-open your diastasis.  So it is crucial to do the other three steps of the program for the rest of your life.

Listen to  Kelly Dean’s story - She is a physical therapist based in the USA who became a Tupler Technique® licensee because of how the programme changed her life. She had a very severe diastasis. In her before and after photos you will see that her tattoo has moved in the process of closing her diastasis.

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How many of us our ignoring our mummy tummy?

Dinner, with friends and after a little bit of discussion, and then some testing on the lounge floor, it turns out that 4 out of 5 have some form of diastasis.  It is surprisingly common.  So why have so few people heard of it?  It seems that unless this condition is giving you really severe problems, such as a belly that looks 6 months pregnant, or severe back ache – it is a case of “living with it”.

But why put up with this when you can make a massive improvement in just 6 weeks using the Tupler Technique® programme?

If you have a mummy tummy you can’t shift, or think you may be affected by diastasis recti and want to find out more, come along to our next free belly check event at the Brackenbury clinic in Hammersmith on Thursday evening 10th January.  LIKE us to book your free slot.

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Recent photographs 3 weeks into programme…

One of our recent clients has achieved some excellent results just 3 weeks into the Tupler Technique® programme.

She started out with a severe diastasis measuring 7-7-7.  This means 7 fingers width at all 3 measurement:  Just above the belly button / At the belly button / Just below the belly button.   She started out with a waist size of 32 inches.  Just 3 weeks into the programme she has reduced this to 4 fingers width at all 3 points,  and has reduced her waist size to 29.5 inches.  You can see how much flatter her tummy has become in just 3 weeks.

Before - Separation 7 fingers / Waist 32 inches

Before - Separation 7 fingers / Waist 32 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Weeks in – Separation 4 fingers / Waist 29 inches

 

 

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I want to start the Tupler Technique® programme but I don’t live near London…

Don’t worry, you can complete the programme wherever you live.  We have clients from all over the UK using the programme to fix their mummy tummy!  The women’s / men’s packs contain everything you need to get started on the programme.  If you want some personal support and assistance you can do either of the following:

- you can arrange a one on one skype session directly with Rachel.  Rachel can discuss the severity and symptoms of your diastasis recti, answer your questions and show you how to do the exercises.  She can also help ensure you are fitting your diastasis rehab splint™ correctly.

- you can join a 6 week online support programme with Julie Tupler RN.  This includes a video to watch each week, weekly Tupler Tips as well as 3 live 1 hour webinars with Julie Tupler RN throughout the programme.  Please use discount code RPEIRS to receive a 10% discount.

To arrange a skype session please email us on info@tummytribe.com

 

 

 

 

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How common is diastasis recti?

Diastasis recti seems to be a word most people haven’t heard of, yet it is surprisingly common. Many people who have this condition aren’t even aware they have it.  So many people I talk to describe their “mummy tummy” or feeling “bloated” all the time as something they have come to accept as part of being a mum.

In milder cases, the condition is often not picked up by GP’s and is considered “the norm..”.  But why put up with this when there is so much that can be done to improve it?

Unbelievably over 70% of post natal women suffer from diastasis.  It only those with very severe symptoms, that seek help.

Here at Tummy Tribe Limited we are on a mission to raise awareness of “diastasis recti” amongst pregnant and post natal women.  So much can be done during pregnancy to help prevent it and equally so much can be done to cure it and stop it getting any worse.

If you think you are suffering from diastasis recti – don’t panic!   Julie Tupler RN says “.. A diastasis can be closed in anyone at anytime, regardless of when you had a baby..”.

If you want to find out a bit more, why not book a slot at our next free belly check event on Thursday 22nd November?  Rachel will be on hand to check your tummy and answer your questions.

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Why should I bother to close my diastasis?

So all mum’s have a bit of a mummy tummy right?  Why do I need to worry about closing my diastasis?   As you are probably aware closing your diastasis recti flattens and tones your tummy and reduces your waistline.

But there are many other benefits to closing your diastasis:

  • Relief of back problems
  • Improved posture
  • Relief of pelvic floor problem
  • Healed umbilical hernia – turns an “outie” to an “innie
  • Reduced risk of ventral hernia and abdominal trauma
  • Ability to push in labour more effectively

Closing your diastasis will not only change the way you look, but will also change the way you feel and improve your overall health and well being.

Why not come along to our next free belly check events to find out more?
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Tupler Technique® Training Information

One on one sessions

The first session                                                                  £120

90 minutes

At the first session we take a personal history, take measurements and photographs and run through the 4 steps of the  programme in detail.  Ongoing telephonic and email support is included and encouraged.   Some people have watched the relevant DVD and/or book by this point but it isn’t essential and some people find this session is enough to get them started on their own.

Subsequent sessions                                                          £80

60 minutes

In practice, you can choose to take additional sessions whenever you like and we can tailor make a session depending on where you have got to already but many people prefer to follow a more structured approach and commonly take 3 in total:  the introductory first session; one at end of week 3 and one at end of week 6.

At the end of week 3, we take measurements and photographs, address any issues and run through the exercises adding the headlift exercise.

At the end of week 6, we take measurements and photographs and tailor make an exercise programme incorporating Tupler Technique principles.

Shared sessions                                                            

The first session                                                                  £160

120 minutes

Subsequent sessions                                                          £120

90 minutes

You can arrange to share a session with another person and split the cost between you.  We follow the same structure at the single sessions (described above).

Where?

All sessions take place at the Brackenbury Natural Health clinic at 30 Brackenbury Road, London W6 0BA.  For directions go to www.brackenburyclinic.com.

By car:  Parking is available outside the clinic and you can purchase timed tickets nearby (£1.80 per hour).  Parking is free on weekends.

By tube: The nearest underground stations are Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City and Circle lines – 5 minutes walk), Hammersmith (Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly and District – 10 minutes walk) and Shepherd’s Bush (Central line – 15 minutes walk).

By bus:  9, 10, 27, 33,72, 94, 190, 211, 220, 237, 266, 267, 283, 290, 295, 391, H91, R69

 

You will need to email rachel@tummytribe.com to arrange an appointment.  The bulk of the appointments are on Saturdays although there is some availability on weekdays particularly in the evenings.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one (don’t worry if you don’t).  You will need to pay by cash or cheque.

Online sessions

 If you live too far away it is possible to arrange to have a session with Rachel via “Skype” and many of our clients have found these online sessions very helpful.  They are the same price and timings as above.

Alternatively you might like to join Julie Tupler’s 6 week online support programme (more details at www.diastasisrehab.com).   Don’t forget to use the discount code “RPEIRS” to get a 10% discount.

 

Free Belly Check Clinics!

Every few weeks we hold a Belly Check Clinic on a Thursday evening at the Brackenbury clinic where you can book a complimentary 15 minute slot for a belly check and a quick chat – look out for details on the home page of our website www.tummytribe.com.

Please email Rachel at Rachel@tummytribe.com if you have any further questions and let her know your availability and what stage of the programme you are at if you would like to book a one on one, shared or online session or a 15 minute slot at an upcoming free belly check clinic.  

 

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Belly Check event Thursday 4th October

Come and talk to us about your diastasis recti or mummy tummy.  We are holding another complimentary belly check event at the Brackenbury Clinic London W6 tomorrow evening.   The event will run from 7.30pm until 9.00pm.

You can book a 15 minute slot with Rachel to have a chat about your diastasis and the Tupler Technique® programme.  She can also check your tummy to give you a  better idea of the severity of your diastasis.

We look forward to seeing you there.  LIKE us to book your free slot.

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What are the benefits or closing a diastasis?

There are the obvious aesthetic benefits of closing your diastasis recti, and getting rid of that mummy tummy is the one that is the forefront of most peoples minds when they start the programme.  But, there are many other health benefits to treating this condition.

  • Flatter tummy and smaller waist – Lose your mummy tummy
  • Relief of back problems
  • Improved posture
  • Relief of pelvic floor problems
  • Healed umbilical hernia – turn your “outie” to an “innie”
  • Reduced risk of ventral hernia
  • Ability to push more effectively in labour
The Tupler Technique® can really help you regain you core strength as well as helping flatten your abdominals.
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Next free belly check event 4th October

Diagram illustrating diastasis recti

Do you think you may have a diastasis recti?  Do you still look 5 months pregnant months after giving birth?  Do you have an utie belly button that used to be an “innie”?  Do you have poor core strength?  If you answer yes to some of these questions, you may be suffering from abdominal separation or diastasis recti.

As you can see from the diagram, the muscles separate meaning there is no support for your internal organs, which in turn causes a protruding belly.

If you think you may be effected by this condition, come along to our next free belly check event a the Brackenbury Clinic on Thursday evening 4th October.   Rachel will be on hand to measure how severely you muscles have separated and explain more about how the Tupler Technique® can help you.

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  • What other people are saying about the Tupler Technique®

    "By continuing to do the Tupler Technique® exercises every day, your Mummy Tummy goes away and that aching back will disappear as well".
    Elle Macpherson (actress/model/businesswoman)


    "Julie Tupler is an expert on diastasis recti".
    Dr. Oz (Oprah & Friends)

    "The Tupler Technique® ...is great for maintaining the results of stomach surgery".
    Dr Sharon Giese Plastic Surgeon (in New Beauty Magazine vol 4 issue 4 Fall/Winter 2008)

    "I have just completed a 6 week workshop with Camilla. Although my "gap" hasn't closed completely yet, my stomach looks a huge amount better and stronger than it did at the start of the programme. I have had a diastasis recti for almost 3 years and have tried everything, including specialist physiotherapists, but this programme has produced by far the best results. I have been really impressed."
    Rebecca Holburn Wimbledon

    "I wasn't convinced I would ever be able to have my tummy back to normal after my pregnancies without an operation until I came across Tummy Tribe and tried the
    Tupler Technique®. The splint is so easy to wear and even with 3 small children I managed to fit in the exercises. Seeing improvements in under 2 weeks also spurred me on. I would recommend the Tupler Technique® to anyone."

    Rachel Durden-Smith Wandsworth

    "I found the one to one session extremely useful and informative"
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  • Make Sure You Get The Real Deal

    Only licensees on Julie Tupler’s team have gone through an intensive training programme and have been taught and tested personally by Julie Tupler, RN, founder of the Tupler Technique®. After our training, Julie continues to support us providing updated continuing education on all aspects of the Tupler Technique®.