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Pelvic Dysfunction Program FAQs

At MoonRise we believe everyone is capable of healing. Perhaps this isn’t something you grew up hearing or believing. Yet, science shows that each and every single cell in the body is striving for homeostasis – otherwise known as optimal health*.

Therefore, if we give the body what it needs, it will reach that optimal state.

This is why our programs approach the symptoms you’re experiencing with a 3-pronged, holistic approach that includes:

  1. Body-Based Practices
  2. Mind-Based Practices
  3. Lifestyle Management

In addition, we give you support through our practitioners and community. We believe we provide everything you need to promote healing.

Yet, you are ultimately responsible and in charge of your journey. This includes taking action, being consistent, and practicing patience.

In terms of believing you are healing, only you can know if this is true for you.

Even though you will be doing the work in this program, we are with you every step of the way.

*Goldstein, D. S. (2019). How does homeostasis happen? Integrative physiological, systems biological, and evolutionary perspectives. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 316(4), R301–R317. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00396.2018

As you can imagine, the answer is very individual.

Some women notice a change after 3-6 months. Some after 3-6 weeks. We know you are eager to reach better health, yet we see the best results in women not expecting to see results, but who keep doing the work no matter what.

“Also, things can get worse before they get better.”

We always aim to be transparent in our approach. That’s why it’s important to know that sometimes you could see a dip in improvement a few weeks into your healing journey. This is known as a “healing crisis”.

It’s temporary, and just your body’s natural response to detoxification1. Sometimes, it happens because of changes in your everyday routine, differences in expectations vs. reality, or even because of navigating a new coaching relationship!2, 3

While we’ll do whatever we can to keep you comfortable, if you experience a healing crisis, you might notice pain, fatigue, and in some cases, flu-like symptoms. Don’t worry though, as symptoms will lighten up once they climax, and disappear after the 7th or 8th week of your program.4

1Mackereth, P. A. (1999). An introduction to catharsis and the healing crisis in reflexology. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 5(3), 67–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-6117(99)80017-1

2Biley, A. (1999). Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice Christopher Johns and Dawn Freshwater (eds). 1998. Blackwell Science, London. ISBN 0632 04784 4. Pp. 222. Price £15.99. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8(1), 115–115. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.1999.0280d.x

3Smucker, C. J. (1998). Nursing, healing and spirituality. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 4(4), 95–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-6117(98)80040-1

4Thora Jenny Gunnarsdottir, Helga Jonsdottir,

Healing crisis in reflexology: Becoming worse before becoming better,
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4, 2010, Pages 239-243, ISSN 1744-3881, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.01.005.

You will have unlimited access to the videos & programs allocated to you for 12 weeks. This is the length of the holistic coaching program.   

After these 12 weeks, you are offered unlimited access to our full library of videos so you can continue your healing. This unlimited library access costs 79$ per quarter or 199$ for the whole year. 

However, you are not obliged to purchase anything after your 12 weeks are over. It is completely up to you if you would like to continue your healing journey using our methods and exercises.

You can cancel anytime. 

Yes! Our healing programs are built on 3 foundational pillars that work for all age groups. Our latest cohort’s average age was 63 and the median age was even higher.

In short, women of all ages see results when following our guidance and the methods in our programs.

Our program can help with the following symptoms of PFD:

  • Cystocele
  • Enterocele
  • Rectocele
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Vault
  • Prolapse
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Overflow Incontinence
  • Functional Incontinence
  • Mixed Incontinence
  • Diastasis-Recti
  • Pelvic Pain/Painful Sex/Lower Back Pain
  • Heaviness/Bulging/Chafing
  • Vaginal Gas/Wideness/Dryness/Abnormal Discharge
  • Fibroids/Cysts/Hemorrhoids
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Levator Ani

Yes! A hypertonic pelvic floor is an overactive, highly tensed pelvic floor. Doing more Kegels here would be detrimental since it creates more tension.

While relaxation is the way to go, you need to aim for a reflexive pelvic floor i.e. a pelvic floor that supports you in your everyday movements and in your everyday life.

Our program helps you get there by decompressing pelvic tension and helping you relax the pelvic area and the rest of your body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

You can think of the 12-week Pelvic Dysfunction program as the beginning of your healing journey. It’s like the “kick-start” needed to guide you in the right direction.

With that said, results are still possible during these 12 weeks, but if you don’t experience a complete reversal of symptoms, it doesn’t mean the methods aren’t working.

It just indicates that your body is still adapting and adjusting to the exercises & methods, and likely needs a bit more time (and patience) before feeling significantly better.

However, we can say that the majority of our students experience some results and improvements within the 12 weeks.

And they get the tools and the confidence to continue on their healing journey.

All the videos in the Pelvic Dysfunction program include a list of contraindications. So, you’ll learn if there are any exercises or methods you should avoid.

If ever in doubt, please consult your primary care doctor for clarification.

Not only are our programs built by women who have healed naturally, we have partnered with women’s health practitioners who are experts in their fields, to offer methods for a diverse range of symptoms and conditions.

These experts midwives, doulas, physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, pelvic health specialists, and more.

But, what makes them truly special?

They’ve all been where you’ve been! They had the disorder or condition they teach about. And they tried and/or created all the methods, exercises, and techniques they recommend. And they work with people all around the world helping them to become symptom-free.

Your purchase includes:

  • 12-week access to a tailor-fit program that includes exercises customized for you. We’ll make sure that your program is suitable for your unique circumstances, the symptoms you need to work through, and that contraindications are clearly stated.
  • The pre-recorded videos are 4K/HD quality. You can watch them on any device, from the comfort of your home. 
  • Communication with a health practitioner via online chat who answers all your questions within 24 hours (excluding weekends), checks in with you every week over these 12 weeks, and is dedicated to your progress and healing.
  • A symptom tracking tool that you update each week. This lets you see your progress over the 12 weeks.
  • A thriving, positive community of women, practitioners, and  health care experts who support and cheer you on.

The Pelvic Dysfunction program is a 12-week commitment. You can pay in 2 ways:

  • 1-time payment of 349.99 USD for the 12-weeks or a no cost monthly plan of 116.99 USD, payable over 3 consecutive months.
  • If you don’t see improvements after 90-days and have actively participated in the program, we’d be happy to refund your money after a quick chat.
  • We also have a scholarship program if you need financial assistance.
  • You can email support@moonrise.health too provide information regarding your need for financial assistance. We read and consider every email because we don’t want money to come in the way of good health.

Women who don’t get help or complete answers from their doctors almost have no other choice but to spend hours Googling their conditions and symptoms. During this time, they’re likely feeling lonely, scared, and a bit hopeless.

Doing this while raising kids, running a business, taking care of their loved ones and spouses, while trying to keep it together — is not easy or fair.

This is a big reason why Filippa Odevall and Mahesh Kumar (wife and husband team) started Women Cycles, which is now MoonRise.

Yes! In the rare case you see almost no improvements after 90 days, after a quick chat to ensure you have actively participated in the program, we will refund your money.

Please write to support@moonrise.health regarding your financial situation, the budget you have available & your motivation or “why” for wanting to join us.

While we cannot guarantee we accept all applications, we promise to reply to every one of them.

You will be asked to complete an initial questionnaire to understand the symptoms that are limiting you physically and emotionally.

Our team will use this information to build your personalized healing program.

At any stage during the 12-weeks, you have the ability to modify, redesign, or change your program, so that it is customized to your needs. 

You can get started in 2 business days after you sign up. This gives us a bit of time to review your questionnaire and onboard you.  

All our solutions are evidence-backed. Please review our blog page, Filippa’s YouTube channel, references we make to scientific articles, and read or listen to the real-life stories from women who’ve taken our program. 

And remember, you have a 90-day money-back guarantee. So, if you are not satisfied by the end of 90 days, we’ll refund your money.

Diastasis Recti Program FAQs

The short answer is yes. Repairing Diastasis Recti without surgery is possible. 

After having done it herself, our Diastasis Recti Program Lead Caroline Johnson helped hundreds of women close the abdominal gaps, naturally!

How is this possible?

Well, the body is intelligently designed and it is always striving for homeostasis. In other words, you are designed to heal. However, it’s important to know that healing does not just happen by chance (although there are rare cases when it can).

It’s much more likely that the body heals because it is given the right environment, including safe and effective body, mind, and lifestyle practices, as well as proper emotional support and guidance.

This is why we believe and know that it is possible to fix an abdominal separation without surgery.

Similar to our answer for the first FAQ, we know the body can heal years later, because the body is intelligently designed and is always working to maintain homeostasis (yep, this is scientifically proven).  You fix the abdominal separation you’ve had for years the same way you address it if you’ve had it for months. You use a set of body-based practices created specifically for women with Diastasis Recti (DR) that are both safe and proven to work. They work because they address the root cause of this condition – which is the overstraining or damaging of the linea alba (connective tissue) located in your abdomen. Plus, when you add in some mind-based & lifestyle practices to these physical DR exercises, you create an environment where you can accelerate your healing.

At MoonRise we believe everyone is capable of healing. Perhaps this isn’t something you grew up hearing or believing. Yet, science shows that each and every single cell in the body is striving for homeostasis – otherwise known as optimal health*.

Therefore, if we give the body what it needs, it will reach that optimal state.

This is why our programs approach the symptoms you’re experiencing with a 3-pronged, holistic approach that includes:

  1. Body-Based Practices
  2. Mind-Based Practices
  3. Lifestyle Management

In addition, we give you support through our practitioners and community. We believe we provide everything you need to promote healing.

Yet, you are ultimately responsible and in charge of your journey. This includes taking action, being consistent, and practicing patience.

In terms of believing you are healing, only you can know if this is true for you.

Even though you will be doing the work in this program, we are with you every step of the way.

*Goldstein, D. S. (2019). How does homeostasis happen? Integrative physiological, systems biological, and evolutionary perspectives. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 316(4), R301–R317. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00396.2018

As you can imagine, the answer is very individual.

Some women notice a change after 3-6 months. Some after 3-6 weeks. We know you are eager to reach better health, yet we see the best results in women not expecting to see results, but who keep doing the work no matter what.

“Also, things can get worse before they get better.”

We always aim to be transparent in our approach. That’s why it’s important to know that sometimes you could see a dip in improvement a few weeks into your healing journey. This is known as a “healing crisis”.

It’s temporary, and just your body’s natural response to detoxification1. Sometimes, it happens because of changes in your everyday routine, differences in expectations vs. reality, or even because of navigating a new coaching relationship!2, 3

While we’ll do whatever we can to keep you comfortable, if you experience a healing crisis, you might notice pain, fatigue, and in some cases, flu-like symptoms. Don’t worry though, as symptoms will lighten up once they climax, and disappear after the 7th or 8th week of your program.4

1Mackereth, P. A. (1999). An introduction to catharsis and the healing crisis in reflexology. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 5(3), 67–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-6117(99)80017-1

2Biley, A. (1999). Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice Christopher Johns and Dawn Freshwater (eds). 1998. Blackwell Science, London. ISBN 0632 04784 4. Pp. 222. Price £15.99. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8(1), 115–115. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.1999.0280d.x

3Smucker, C. J. (1998). Nursing, healing and spirituality. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 4(4), 95–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-6117(98)80040-1

4Thora Jenny Gunnarsdottir, Helga Jonsdottir,

Healing crisis in reflexology: Becoming worse before becoming better,
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4, 2010, Pages 239-243, ISSN 1744-3881, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.01.005.

Yes, Diastasis Recti can cause digestive problems such as constipation, acid reflux, and bloating.

Why does this happen?

Well, when you look at the anatomy of the body, you will see that your small intestine is located in the center of your abdomen. According to science, the small intestine is where most of the digestion process takes place. And this process is said to take up to 5 hours. 

With the strain and stress that DR can take on the body, it’s clear to see why it can specifically affect the digestive system as well.

The good news is, you can heal with our Diastasis Recti Program!

Firstly, before we get into the pronunciation, we want to say that depending on what part of the world you live in, the term ‘Diastasis Recti’ might not be used, and instead “Abdominal Separation” is used to describe the gap in the abdominal muscles. Now, after making that clear, let us teach you how to pronounce ‘diastasis recti’! The two most common ways to pronounce this term are: Die-ass-ta-sis  Reck-tie OR Die-uh-stay-seas  Reck-tea

We can confidently say, YES!

Why do we have all the confidence in the world?

The short answer – we’ve seen our methods work on many, many women with an 8-finger separation. In fact we’ve worked with women who have had 10+ finger separations. 

To prove our confidence, we offer a 90-day money back guarantee. If you don’t feel like our program is helpful and you have committed time to your healing journey we will give you a full refund. 

Yes, you can self-test for Diastasis Recti. 

We have a short video for you in our program that teaches you how.

The possible symptoms for Diastasis Recti include: 

  • A stomach pooch/pouch or bulge
  • Ability to push deeply into the belly
  • Inability to engage your core & return to a normal exercise routine
  • Lower, mid, and/or upper back pain
  • Poor posture
  • GI issues such as constipation, acid reflux or constipation
  • Pelvic floor issues 
  • Tenderness in the belly

Yes! In the rare case you see almost no improvements after 90 days, after a quick chat to ensure you have actively participated in the program, we will refund your money. 

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