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What is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis Recti Abdominis is a midline separation at the linea alba of the recti muscles of the abdominal wall. 

What are the symptoms of diastasis recti?

Whether you're a man or woman, if you have diastasis recti, you will likely notice a pooch or bulge in your abs. It may be more noticeable when you strain or contract your abdominal muscles, such as when you sit up. In addition to the stomach bulge, you may also experience:

  • lower back pain,

  • pelvic girdle pain,

  • urinary incontinence,

  • pelvic organ prolapse and

  • constipation.

In women, the belly expands during pregnancy when the connective tissue gets stretched out, allowing the rectus abdominis to pull apart and separate vertically down the middle. Pregnancy hormones also play a role by relaxing the connective tissue to accommodate your growing baby. You can learn more about diastasis recti here or check out this video to know what a diastasis recti look like.

What can you do about diastasis recti?

The bulge isn’t the problem – the lack of function is!

Come to our workshop where we help you identify diastasis recti and fix it. You will learn a series of Pilates movements and then go home to continue with some of these exercises to heal your Diastasis Recti.

8000 JPY / person

Maximum: 6 person

Please contact us if you're interested in this class >


Also check out our classes about Pilates during pregnancy which may help prevent diastasis recti.


My Body My Pilates is a boutique Pilates Studio situated in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Our classes are available for English, Chinese and Japanese speaking clients. We invite you to join us if you yearn for a gorgeous, strong, lean body.


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