February 21, 2017

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop April, May and June 2017!

NEW WORKSHOPS UP FOR REGISTRATION!!!

First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

Currently open for registration

Location:  Naperville IL Lifetime Health & Wellness

Class 1: Saturday March 25 2017                  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Class 2: Saturday April 8 2017                     (9:00 am – 10:45 am)
Class 3: Saturday May 13 2017                    (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

*This is considered the Chicago location for the workshop

*There are still spots available!

  • You do not need to purchase splint, DVD or guidebook in advance.  We will have them available at the workshop for purchase.
  • Graduates can do a la carte on April 8 and May 13.   I will have 2 spots only available for each.

*If paying via Paypal, please specify which workshop you would like to attend – Yorkville or Naperville

**If for some reason you can’t make one of the dates, contact me on the contact tab for options. 🙂

Currently open for registration

Location Cornish Chiropractic Yorkville, IL

Class 1: Saturday April 1 2017                  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Class 2: Saturday April 22 2017                (9:00 am – 10:45 am)
Class 3: Saturday May 6 2017                 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

*This is considered the Chicago location for the workshop

*There are still spots available!

  • You do not need to purchase splint, DVD or guidebook in advance.  We will have them available at the workshop for purchase.
  • Graduates can do a la carte on April 22 and May 6.   I will have 2 spots only available for each.

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January 6, 2017

NEW FOR 2017! Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop February!

Currently open for registration

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Cornish Chiropractic in Yorkville, IL.

DAY 1:          Sat February 4                 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat March 4               9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat March 18                    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE:  3 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!!

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Currently open for registration

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at  Lifetime Health & Wellness

DAY 1:          Sat February 11                 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat February 25              9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat March 11                     9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE: 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE!!

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First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for February 18 and March 4.  Just shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of!

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October 25, 2016

Dry Brushing for Diastasis Recti Issues, Revitalize Abdominal Skin Tautness, C-section numbness!

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Is there a 3 FOLD APPROACH to helping abdominal skin post diastasis recti,helping tautness, helping numbness, and stimulating the nerve endings on a “turned off muslce”?

YES!!

SKIN TAUTNESS

This has got to be one of the number one questions I get apart from diastasis and hernia questions. After pregnancy the skin can lose skin integrity.  When I work with people who bring their diastasis recti together and lose inches in the waist, the inevitable next question is – ok, what about the skin.  I do recommend both Emu oil and Coconut (the GOOD stuff – I like Tropical Traditions brand personally) in tandem, or Diastasis Rehab has a great connective tissue cream with a really great formulation.  But there has to more than JUST a topical approach to skin.

NUMBNESS

I work with many clients who have had C-sections.  Some have  numbness from 2 weeks Post C-section to 20+ YEARS!!  When we do exercises that work the transverse, if the lower section is not responding we have them poke the muscle, brush the muscle with different kinds of bristles of brushes to stimulate the nerve endings to send messages to the brain it needs to be worked. Different textures stimulate the nerve endings differently.

MIND BODY CONNECTION

For ANYONE who has been pregnant – when you can’t see a muscle, like when the belly gets bigger with pregnancy, the brain can literally turn the muscle off because you can’t “see” it (at least while looking down) and  and can become disconnected with the whole area.  The brain often needs some “additional info” to convince it that it still needs to send messages to the lower abs after it takes a break by turning it off, or gets the muscle fibers cut, as in a C-section.

DRY BRUSHING

AHA!  Something that can take these areas of weakness and bring them together.

I have been hearing about dry brushing for the past several years but did not look into it seriously for belly benefits until one of my clients mentioned how much it helped her post C-section.

I did some research about dry brushing – some ins and outs – here are some of the articles I read and liked:

http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/dirt-dry-brushing

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/24/dry-skin-brushing.aspx

http://wellnessmama.com/26717/dry-brushing-skin/

The Benefits of Dry Brushing

10 Benefits of Dry Brushing Your Skin

OTHER BENEFITS

Of course, there are also other benefits as well – detoxing, stimulating the lymph system, eliminating other skin issues, helps circulation.

Did I mention it only takes 30 seconds to 2 minutes per day to do?! Yeah, that’s VERY little investment for some great potential!  In the diastasis world – it helps with THREE THINGS at the same time – the skin tautness, mind-body connection, and stimulates nerve endings post C section if there is numbness (make sure to be careful around the scar area).

WHERE AND WHAT KIND:

This is the one I got – less than $10.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00016RIIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

BEFORE AND AFTER:

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ADDENDUM:

*The one addendum I would make to the chart above is to do a clockwise motion also on the abdomen in the middle as that will help stimulate digestion as well.

ENJOY the journey of Dry Brushing!!

 

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October 17, 2016

Diastasis Recti and Sex – whats our position?

No pun intended!

And believe it or not, I get asked this one ALL THE TIME!!

I will take an except from diastasis rehab for this one!

“I tell my clients that your transverse muscle should be your best friend.  This is because you use the transverse muscle with every breath you take and every move you make! So you must think about using your transverse with all your activities of daily living.  But I forgot about one very important activity of daily living……having sex.   It was not until a client who was not progressing as fast as she should have with the program, who was very  sexually active,  asked me if having sex would affect her diastasis.  I knew immediately that this was the reason she was not progressing in the program. A light bulb moment! Having sex does effect the diastasis. I told her how and she then made remarkable progress in a very short time.

So how does sex need to be modified so that it does not make the diastasis larger?

It is all about the  “positions” when having sex. If you have a diastasis, the hands and knees position is OUT.  In this position all the weight of the organs  presses on the weak connective tissue not allowing it to heal. Closing a diastasis is all about healing the connective tissue.  Besides the pressure on the connective tissue, in this position it is very hard to hold in the transverse muscle.

A backlying position with the legs in the air is also a challenging position. Gravity makes it hard to hold the transverse in when on your back with the legs NOT in the air. That is why the Tupler Technique® strengthens the transverse in a seated position for three weeks before headlifts are started.  That way you have transverse strength and the awareness of how to use it in a position where gravity makes it hard to do. Even if you have a strong transverse and no diastasis,  the combination of backlying AND legs in the air   is a very difficult position to hold the transverse in. If you can’t hold it in it is going forward forcefully putting intra-abdominal pressure on the weak connective tissue and separating the muscles.

So the best position is to be seated on top. The next best position is sidelying with a pillow supporting your belly.  With that in mind…..enjoy”

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September 16, 2016

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop in Naperville, IL October 2016!

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Lifetime Health & Wellness in Naperville, IL!

DAY 1:          Sat October 8            9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat October 22          9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat November 5        9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE  2  1 SPOTS AVAILABLE!!

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First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for October 22 and November 5.  Just shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of!

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August 9, 2016

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop September 2016!!

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Cornish Chiropractic in Yorkville, IL.

DAY 1:          Sat September 17         9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat October 1                9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat October 15              9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE:  5  4  2 SPOTS AVAILABLE!  

UPDATE:  ALL FULL!!  NEW WORKSHOP TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for October 1 and 2 for October 15. Just shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of!

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June 9, 2016

New Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop August 2016!

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Lifetime Health & Wellness in Naperville, IL!

DAY 1:          Sat August 13          9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat August 27          9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat September 10    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE: 5  4  3 2  TOTALLY FULL SPOTS AVAILABLE!  ONE SPOT JUST OPENED UP!  ALL FULL!!

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First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for August 27, and 1 for September 10.  Just shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of!

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March 17, 2016

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Lifetime Health & Wellness in Naperville, IL!

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Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Lifetime Health & Wellness in Naperville, IL!

DAY 1:          Sat March 12     9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat March 26     9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat April 9         9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE: 4 3 2 1  SPOT AVAILABLE!

First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for March 26, and 2 for April 9th.  Just shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of!

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February 11, 2016

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop Spring March April 2016!

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Cornish Chiropractic in Yorkville, IL!

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DAY 1:          Sat March 12     9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat March 26     9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat April 9         9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UPDATE: 4  3  2  1  SPOT LEFT!  ALL FULL!!

NEXT WORKSHOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for March 26, and 2 for April 9th.  Just shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of!

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January 16, 2016

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Lifetime Health & Wellness in Naperville, IL Feb 2016!

Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop at Lifetime Health & Wellness in Naperville, IL .

UPDATE:  4  3  2 1 SPOT LEFT!!

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DAY 1:          Sat February 6     9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

DAY 2:          Sat February 20  9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

FINAL DAY:  Sat March 5        9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

SPOTS AVAILABLE!

First come, first serve. This will be for you if you want to

  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Reverse your hernia
  • Close your Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Learn Perfect Pushing® if you are pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor

Sign up is on the  right hand side of this site – via the paypal button or under “products” tab. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you are a workshop graduate and want to do a DAY 2 and Day 3 a la carte, I will take 2 for Feb 20, and 2 for March 5th.  Just shoot me an email and I will get you all set up.

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