New mothers – How to prevent and repair diastasis recti

You may not have heard of it if you don’t have children. But if you do, chances are you will have heard a lot about ‘‘the gap’’ or ‘‘diastasis recti’’, which the majority of women experience after delivering a child.

Diastasis recti is the clinical term for ‘‘separation of abdominals’’.  In this condition, the two sides of the rectus abdominis (your 6-pack muscle) stretch out and away from one another, pulling on the connective tissue that delineates them. This connective tissue acts very much like a tendon and is called the linea alba.

5 myths about massage

5 myths about massage

Massage has been around for thousands of years.  Today, massage therapy stands as a highly respected practice across the world as a healing method to relieve pain, prevent and cure illness, reduce stress and produce relaxation.

However there are some misconceptions about this treatment!