Diastasis Recti Program

Heal abdominal separation & associated symptoms naturally.

The ‘No Surgery System’

There was a time you hadn’t even heard of Diastasis Recti. Until one day:

  • You realized the bulge in your belly hadn’t gone away, even years after your last pregnancy
  • You pressed down on your stomach and your hand nearly disappeared (because your belly feels like a fluffy cloud) 
  • The pain in your back becomes so excruciating that you can’t take it any longer.
It’s frustrating. It’s upsetting. And the worst part is wondering if you’ll ever get better.

A program from women who have experienced and healed Diastasis Recti:

100%

Natural Methods

12

Weeks

90-day

Money-back Guarantee

You are NOT alone!

You are NOT alone!

Healing naturally IS possible. 

This customer had an 8-finger separation and followed our program with Caroline Johnson.

Closing an abdominal gap isn’t the only benefit that comes with our ‘No Surgery System’ Diastasis Recti program:

 

  • A flattened & toned belly
  • Regaining functional core strength
  • Ability to participate in exercises & sports without fear
  • No more bulging or physical discomfort
  • A new and powerful mind-body connection 
  • Feeling like yourself again.
Did you know that DR affects up to 68% of women postpartum?17 Even though it’s so common, there is no current agreement among health professionals in the primary healthcare system about what the best approach should be.18
Most likely, because there isn’t enough scientific evidence available to rank how effective one exercise is over another in closing the abdominal separation.19 There is some agreement however:
  • Both researchers and surgeons agree that conservative treatments such as at least 6 months of physiotherapy should be the first step of treatment.20
  • What’s also clear is that traditional abdominal exercises should not stand alone.21
  • DR is a highly complex condition which affects not just women’s bodies, but minds and social lives as well.22 For this reason, the best approaches look at deep core stability, posture, social support, and a woman’s unique individuality and needs.22
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USD $349.99

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Happy MoonRise Customers

You’ve got symptoms. We’ve got solutions.

Here are the most common Diastasis Recti symptoms our MoonRise users have reported and overcome:

  • 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
  • GI issues such as constipation or reflux: 
  • Pelvic floor issues; heaviness or bulging in your vagina, maybe even incontinence?
  • Tenderness in the belly
Don’t see the symptoms you are experiencing your symptom or condition? Check the full list of conditions and symptoms we address.

Heal Diastasis Recti naturally

Heal Diastasis Recti naturally

Two of the most common things Googled on Diastasis Recti are ‘Can you heal Diastasis years later?’ and ‘Can you heal Diastasis Recti naturally?’. 

Surgery is NOT the only way! This customer had a 5-finger separation after 2 pregnancies and healed using the program from Caroline Johnson.

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The most common things we get asked about Abdominal Separation:

The short answer is yes. Repairing diastasis recti without surgery is possible even if you discover you have diastasis recti after c section or you have a 4 finger gap or more! Our Diastasis Recti coach Caroline Johnson has helped hundreds of women close their 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).

But 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.

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

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!
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 we will give you a full refund. 

The possible symptoms for Diastasis Recti include: 

  • A stomach pooch 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

Scientific studies that support
our approach

The Journal Of Urology, 2012

A randomized controlled trial of 10 scheduled treatments of Myofascial Physical Therapy

Front. Neurosci.
2019

Experimental review of nervous system in pelvic floor dysfunctions – autonomic neuroscience, 2019

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2012

Mindfulness based treatment for incontinence, published in Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery

Life, 2021, Review

The Pelvic Floor Fascia could play a key role in alleviating chronic pelvic pain.

Front Psychiatry, 2018

The vagal tone is correlated with capacity to regulate stress responses and can be influenced by breathing…

Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 2021

A randomized controlled trial activating myofascial strings to alleviate pelvic challenges.

Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2020

This study shows that exercises such as Hypopressives can help reduce symptoms …

Soc. Cogn. Affect Neurosci, 2018

This neural activity went on to predict changes in sedentary behavior consistent with successful affirmation in response to a separate physical activity intervention…

Soc. Cogn. Affect Neurosci. 2016

A large body of literature demonstrates that self-affirmations have benefits across threatening situations; affirmations can decrease stress, increase well being, and make people more open to behavior change…

Citations

1 Diastasis recti abdominis during pregnancy and 12 months after childbirth: prevalence, risk factors and report of lumbopelvic pain. Br J Sports Med.
Sperstad JB, Tennfjord MK, Hilde G, Ellström-Engh M, Bø K
2016;50(17):1092-1096. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096065.

2 Prevalence and risk factors for diastasis recti abdominis: a review and proposal of a new anatomical variation. Hernia.
Cavalli M, Aiolfi A, Bruni PG, et al.
2021;25(4):883-890. doi:10.1007/s10029-021-02468-8

3 What is Homeostasis? Scientific American, Biology
Rodolfo, Kelvin (2000).

4 The Epidemiology of Pelvic Floor Disorders and Childbirth: An Update. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America.
Hallock, J. L., & Handa, V. L. (2016).
43(1), 1–13.

6 Investigating Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength in Women of Reproductive Age and Factors Affecting It. Clin Nurs Res.
Gümüşsoy S, Öztürk R, Kavlak O, Hortu İ, Yeniel AÖ.
2021 Sep;30(7):1047-1058. doi: 10.1177/10547738211000350. Epub 2021 Mar 14. PMID: 33719590.

7 Tailored Healthcare: Two Perspectives on the Development and Use of Patient Profiles. Advances in therapy.
Dekkers, T., & Hertroijs, D. (2018). 35(9), 1453–1459.

8 Physical, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders.
Arnouk A, De E, Rehfuss A, Cappadocia C, Dickson S, Lian F.
Curr Urol Rep. 2017 Jun;18(6):47. doi: 10.1007/s11934-017-0694-7. PMID: 28585105.

9 Making health habitual: the psychology of ‘habit-formation’ and general practice. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners,
Gardner, B., Lally, P., & Wardle, J. (2012). 62(605), 664–666.

10 Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle responses during hypopressive exercises in women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Neurourology and Urodynamics.
Navarro Brazález, B., Sánchez Sánchez, B., Prieto Gómez, V., De La Villa Polo, P., McLean, L., & Torres Lacomba, M. (2020). 39(2), 793–803.

11 Population-wide analysis of differences in disease progression patterns in men and women. Nature Communications, 10(1), 666.
Westergaard, D., Moseley, P., Sørup, F. K. H., Baldi, P., & Brunak, S. (2019).

12 Cleghorn, E. (2022). Unwell women: Misdiagnosis and myth in a man-made world. DUTTON.

13 Perception or real illness? How chronic conditions contribute to gender inequalities in self-rated health. Malmusi, D., Artazcoz, L., Benach, J., & Borrell, C. (2012). The European Journal of Public Health, 22(6), 781–786. 14 Clinical Effectiveness of Lifestyle Health Coaching: Case Study of an Evidence-Based Program. Gordon, N. F., Salmon, R. D., Wright, B. S., Faircloth, G. C., Reid, K. S., & Gordon, T. L. (2017). American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 11(2), 153–166. 15 Health and Wellness Coaching in Serving the Needs of Today’s Patients: A Primer for Healthcare Professionals. Perlman, A. I., & Abu Dabrh, A. M. (2020). Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 9, 216495612095927. 16 Health and wellness coaching positively impacts individuals with chronic pain and pain-related interference. Rethorn, Z. D., Pettitt, R. W., Dykstra, E., & Pettitt, C. D. (2020). PLOS ONE, 15(7), e0236734. 17 The relationship of severity in diastasis recti abdominis and pelvic floor dysfunction: A retrospective cohort study. Fei, H., Liu, Y., Li, M., He, J., Liu, L., Li, J., Wan, Y., & Li, T. (2021) BMC Women’s Health, 21(1), 68. 18Physiotherapists’ and midwives’ views of increased inter recti abdominis distance and its management in women after childbirth. Gustavsson, C., & Eriksson-Crommert, M. (2020). BMC Women’s Health, 20(1), 37. 19What is the evidence for abdominal and pelvic floor muscle training to treat diastasis recti abdominis postpartum? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Gluppe, S., Engh, M. E., & Bø, K. (2021). Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 25(6), 664–675. 20Management of diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles: Recommendations for swedish national guidelines. Carlstedt, A., Bringman, S., Egberth, M., Emanuelsson, P., Olsson, A., Petersson, U., Pålstedt, J., Sandblom, G., Sjödahl, R., Stark, B., Strigård, K., Tall, J., & Theodorsson, E. (2021). Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, 110(3), 452–459. 21Treatment Options for Abdominal Rectus Diastasis. Frontiers in Surgery, 6, 65. Jessen, M. L., Öberg, S., & Rosenberg, J. (2019). 22Efficacy of deep core stability exercise program in postpartum women with diastasis recti abdominis: A randomised controlled trial. Thabet, A. A., & Alshehri, M. A. (2019). Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, 19(1), 62–68.

How Our ‘No Surgery System’ Works

How Our ‘No Surgery System’ Works

Can you REALLY heal abdominal separation naturally? Yes! This customer healed from a 10-finger separation! 

Our programs are based on the education, expertise, and  experience of women that have been where you are, and:

  • Our training and qualifications ensure we only offer you safe, effective, scientifically-proven methods
  • Our hands-on practice inform the adjustments and add-ons we make to your individualised program.

Here’s how we guide you
on your journey towards good health

Personalised intake & assessment

To get started, you’ll complete our initial health assessment form with specific questions about the symptoms and conditions you are facing. Your responses help us build your program.

Your customised program begins

Based on your answers, our practitioners design the first half of your 12-week program. You will see it posted on your personal online schedule within 3 working days.

Daily micro habits

Engage in powerful 10-20 minute sessions with follow-along videos that include clear, guided instructions from your practitioner. When you practice the methods daily and stay consistent, you have a great chance at seeing results (remember, just like symptoms, they can take time to see!)

Progress tracking over 12 weeks

With access to a tracking tool to record how you are feeling each week, we assess changes in symptoms and rate your overall mood. The knowledge and insights gained from this tool become invaluable to your healing progress.

Weekly check-ins to assess how you feel

Once a week you will receive a “check-in” message to reflect on how well your program has worked well. This will help us make adjustments to your plan if needed. The more information you provide, the more we can guide and support you!

Sharing with a compassionate community

Being part of a members-only Facebook Group facilitates an opportunity to share your experiences with pelvic floor dysfunction. We love to hear your insights on the program and any advice you wish to offer to a lovely, caring community of women.
Coming soon: hosted Zoom calls and retreats!

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“Diastasis is not widely understood in prenatal and postnatal health. In short, this condition is an overstraining or damaging of the linea alba (connective tissue) either through pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum – that is then not able to organically build back up again.“
Dr. Sinead Dufour
Physiotherapist & PhD in Primary Health Care

Our program pillars: Working with your mind and body, never against

If you are here, it is likely that you have tried conventional medicine and it didn’t work. The truth is that the human body is a highly sophisticated, self-organizing mechanism and no one method fits all. We believe in multimodal techniques that nurture its natural ability to heal.

Our custom-built programs are 100% natural and founded on our practitioners’ repository of holistic healthcare experience. We operate on the understanding of homeostasis – where every one of your cells is searching for optimal health. And with the right support – your body can get there.

The pillars encompass:

New science shows that diastasis recti can be traced back to your fascia – the connective tissue that runs from head to toe keeping your organs, muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, nerve endings, and blood vessels in their proper position. The fascia transmits information whilst carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body.

Diastasis Recti (DR) indicates that the fascia in your abdomen, also referred to as linea alba, has been overstrained, overstretched, and damaged. Usually, this occurs during pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum and the body is not able to repair and naturally build the abdominal fascia back up again. This is why you can feel a gap or separation in your abdominal muscles, which leads to symptoms such as a bulge or pooch in your belly, a weak core, back pain, pelvic floor issues, or constipation.

The No Surgery System helps you activate your linea alba (and myofascial strings) through posture and breathwork, decompressing the scarring and creating a flow of oxygen and life back into your abdomen and pelvic floor. There are multiple methods we offer that achieve this including block therapy, hypopressives, vaginal steaming, DR safe exercises, and more. 

Our nervous system – in simple terms – consists of the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems. They are responsible for regulating the body’s unconscious actions. The former is typically associated with stimulations that trigger the “fight or flight” response, while the latter is responsible for activities such as sleep, sex, digestion, restoration, and urination.

Research shows that activating the parasympathetic nervous system has extremely promising benefits. By working with your body’s own healing engine, we can accelerate recovery. 

The vagus nerve represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system. Activating this helps crucial bodily functions, including control of mood, immune response & more.

~ Dr. Sigrid Breit
Physiotherapist and researcher

The Diastasis Recti Coaching Program features physical and emotional processing methods that not only activate your parasympathetic nervous system but also puts it on autopilot. Some of these methods include yoga, breathing exercises, visualisations, emotional release, meditations, affirmations, and gravity support that you can put into practice during times of anxiety, stress, or symptom flare-up.

It is our fundamental belief that your mind plays a central role in wellbeing. Growing empirical evidence and peer-reviewed research suggest that this is indeed the case. This literature supports that women who can disconnect symptoms from their identity and visualise a symptom-free life are the ones who can make it a reality.

If science shows that our thoughts can make us sick, can the opposite be true?

~ Dr. Joe Dispenza
Chiropractor

The Diastasis Recti Coaching Program can have transformative potential when applied with the right guidance. Proper changes in diet, habit building, bathing routines, sleep support, and herbs & supplements are some of the many techniques that support a holistic recovery. This category seems to be the difference between women who are completely symptom-free and those with lingering, chronic symptoms.

Still unsure?

Scientific studies that support
our approach

The Journal Of Urology, 2012

A randomized controlled trial of 10 scheduled treatments of Myofascial Physical Therapy

Front. Neurosci.
2019

Experimental review of nervous system in pelvic floor dysfunctions – autonomic neuroscience, 2019

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2012

Mindfulness based treatment for incontinence, published in Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery

Life, 2021, Review

The Pelvic Floor Fascia could play a key role in alleviating chronic pelvic pain.

Front Psychiatry, 2018

The vagal tone is correlated with capacity to regulate stress responses and can be influenced by breathing…

Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 2021

A randomized controlled trial activating myofascial strings to alleviate pelvic challenges.

Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2020

This study shows that exercises such as Hypopressives can help reduce symptoms …

Soc. Cogn. Affect Neurosci, 2018

This neural activity went on to predict changes in sedentary behavior consistent with successful affirmation in response to a separate physical activity intervention…

Soc. Cogn. Affect Neurosci. 2016

A large body of literature demonstrates that self-affirmations have benefits across threatening situations; affirmations can decrease stress, increase well being, and make people more open to behavior change…

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