What is Diastasis Recti?

A Diastasis is a separation of the rectusabdominis (the “six pack” muscle).   When this occurs the integrity of the rectusabdominis has been lost and weakened.

What causes a  diastasis?

Many people are unaware that they have a diastasis so the exact cause may be unknown for some people.  However the following are all things that contribute to a diastasis.

  • Pregnancy or a beer belly.
  • Improper abdominal exercises.
  • Incorrect body alignment and movement.
  • Inappropriate baring down during childbirth.
  • Pelvic floor stress and disorders.
  • Overuse of back bending movements (such as backbends, cobra, and swayed back)
  • Multiple births.
  • Now allowing the body adequate time to heal after childbirth.

How do I know if I have a diastasis?

  • A bulge around your belly button when leaning back
  • Protruding belly (looking pregnant)
  • Low back pain
  • Constipation or irritable bowel problems
  • Pelvic floor issues (prolapse)
  • Menstrual cycle issues
  • A uterus that is tilted forward

Watch this video to see if you have a Diastasis Recti.


Christina’s Story of Having a Diastasis Recti:

I (Christina Mroz), felt that my belly was getting rounder and that my abdominal muscles were not as strong as they once were and just attributed it to the fact that my body needed longer than a year to heal from birthing twins.  I tried to dismiss my observations; however the question, “Is something was wrong with my core?” kept coming to mind.  As a Pilates Instructor, I’ve always prided myself on good abdominal muscles but now I was not so sure.  I happened to stumble across the term diastasis and decided to look it up.  I read books, searched the internet, and watched videos about diastasis.  I discovered that I had a mild diastasis.  It was about 2 fingers above my navel, 2 fingers below, and 2 finger wide.  Upon discovering this, everything seemed to fall into place.  As I researched about diastasis, I was shocked to discover that this was a injury which required healing and restoration.   My own diastasis journey is what has fueled me to help other women prevent and heal diastasis.  One thing that shocked me more than anything else was that many of the things I thought were “correct” actually contributed to my diastasis.  Through my work on restoring my abdominal strength, I am proud to say that my diastasis has minimized–my rounded belly is shrinking, my abdominal strength is returned, and my posture has greatly improved.

To see before and after pictures of Christina’s diastasis, click HERE.


Disatasis Rehabilitation – one on one therapy work to realign your body and to bring strength and integrity back to your core.

  • Body/postural analysis
  • Hand outs for at home practice
  • Holistic health evaluation

Fees: $120 for 4 lessons or $200 for 8 lessons

Don’t live local?  Sign up for the Experts on Diastasis Course of which Christina is a contributor by clicking on the link below.
Experts on Diastasis Recti Online Course

Common Questions & Answers

How long are each session?   Sessions are 1 hour in length.  Sessions can be scheduled weekly or bi-weekly.  Special arranges can be made to accommodate your schedule.

Who are therapeutic sessions for? Therapeutic sessions are for people who suffer from some type of aliment such as chronic back pain or foot pain.  And it is also for people who desire to lose weight or recover from pregnancy.

How are payments made? Payments can be made in cash or check.  Payments are due the first lesson.  Checks can be written out to Christina Mroz.

Are results guaranteed?  No.  Results greatly depend upon your dedication to getting better and seeking health in mind, body, and soul.  Christina will do her best to help you get better; however the outcome is really up to you.  Christina believes that full healing and restoration can only happen if all elements of life and a person are evaluated and addressed.  If someone is willing to work only on the physical and not the emotional elements of their life, they will not see complete health changes.

How do I sign up for therapeutic lessons? You can email (chrisitna@completemotions.com) or call at 507-923-5558 to sign up.

Where do the sessions take place? Sessions take place in Christina’s home in Somerset unless other arrangements are made.  Additional fees may apply if travel is required.

Videos to Help Heal Your Diastasis

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