Diastasis Programs Compared + the Truth about Diastasis Recti

MuTu System 2012 (registered trademark)Searching for information on Diastasis Recti online, you are likely to find the MuTu® System website (that’s this one!) as well as others.

There many physical therapists, physiotherapists, specialist trainers (+ surgeons!) providing useful information… the Internet is a big place! One question I am often asked is ‘What’s the difference?’

Important: This article is NOT an analysis or critique of  the Tupler Technique®, an established program that many have had success with; nor does it question or assume to comment on the expertise or reputation of this (or any other) program or its creator. I have absolute respect for all professionals in this field working hard to help restore + strengthen women’s’ bodies. After all, that is what we’re all trying to do. You will also find some links to great information at the bottom of this post.

But I know you’re trying to figure out what you need, + if you Googled the question you probably ended up here! So here goes.

What’s the same?

Both MuTu® System + other programs are grounded in the well established principle that correct function of the Transverse Abdominis muscle is absolutely crucial in maintaining optimal function of the entire lumbo-pelvic region. Ie, your mid-section, from diaphragm (up inside your rib cage) through your waist, tummy, lower back + pelvic floor.

To restore stability, strength + aesthetics to a mother’s abdominal muscles (including narrowing a diastasis recti), correct engagement + function of  the transverse abdominis + related structures has to be a fundamental focus.

Crunches, sit ups + yoga moves such as Boat Pose are not recommended by either program at any stage. These guidelines you will find common to any exercise routine that understands a mother’s body… if your trainer has you doing crunches, get a new one!

We’re all dealing with same muscles, + all trying to guide women to achieving optimal core function after childbirth (even a very long time after childbirth!).

What MuTu System is… + what it isn’t!

MuTu System is a  holistic program, aiming to achieve correct alignment + functioning of the entire, core, in fact the entire body. NOT JUST TRANSVERSE ABDOMINIS, NOT JUST THE GAP.

MuTu System is based on the principle of dynamic movement + optimal functioning of your entire midsection, including your pelvic floor… to achieve the flat stomach, toned pelvic floor (that’s toned, not tight – there’s a difference) as well as the stability, comfort + freedom from pain you want.

Importantly, MuTu Systemwas never created to deal only with diastasis recti. Correcting diastasis recti is not the sole focus of MuTu System programs; because diastasis is not, in my view, an isolated issue or the ‘Holy Grail’ of healing women’s bodies after childbirth. Rather  it is one piece of the jigsaw in regaining stability + strength, a jigsaw which encompasses a whole system of muscles + functions of the lumbo-pelvic region.

My own study + over a decade’s experience of working with pregnant + postpartum women has taught me that to suggest that simply ’closing the gap’ would result in a flat tummy after having babies, would be doing moms a disservice. Because there’s rather more to it than that.

3 important points!

  • You can achieve core stability + strength, + restore function with some gap remaining**. It is the ability to restore tension + stability of the fascia (the connective tissue between the 2 halves of the rectus muscle) which is the key factor, not just the existence of a gap
  • Don’t ignore other factors: poor nutrition, stress, fatigue, excessive calorie consumption, inadequate essential fats or hydration, digestive issues + lack of the correct, safe + most efficient + effective exercise… will all contribute to making your stomach stick out or overhang! If you want to *see* the results of core training + strengthening, you have to lose the fat that sits on top. As above, it’s not all about the gap
  • No exercise routine can ‘treat’ or ‘fix’ every situation . In some situations of a severely compromised, stretched + weakend linea alba (the connective tissue between the 2 parts of muscle), surgery may be required for correct function + stability is to be restored*. A biomechanical + ultrasound examination will be necessary to determine this. BUT… 1.  this is rare + 2. Surgery is extremely expensive, has a long + uncomfortable recovery + will do nothing for your strength, tone, weight or overall fitness. A focused postpartum core restoration program will benefit your entire lumbopelvic region greatly especially in recovery, even where surgery is deemed necessary.

MuTu System training + programmes have a holistic philosophy, which deals with posture, functional exercise (IE metabolic resistance exercise techniques that make you truly strong, lean + ‘fit for purpose’), optimal nutrition for health, hormone balance + energy, specific yoga techniques to help re-settle the pelvic organs,  tone + heal the deep muscles as well as relieve stress + promote optimal respiration… AND at the foundation of it all, a complete 4-Phase program to train (find) + then strengthen the muscles of your core. Narrowing a diastasis recti is one of many beneficial effects.

Remember that you are not trying to close the gap for its own sake, or for purely aesthetic reasons (although improving the look of your stomach is clearly a motivating factor).

A diastasis is a manifestation of a lumbopelvis, or core, that has experienced excessive intra-abdominal pressure (ie pressure that pushes or causes bulging out - in the case of your stomach – or down – in the case of your pelvic floor-) + sustained abdominal loading (functioning) with incorrect technique.

It is a sign that you have excessive pressure pushing outwards from within your pelvis + abdomen – the Diastasis is a SYMPTOM, it is not the cause….To address only the symptom by binding or sucking in your stomach will NOT solve the whole problem.

Other manifestations of excessive intra-abdominal pressure or weakened core function may be hernia, prolapse, incontinence or back pain. You may suffer from one or more of these related conditions.

All these problems emanate from the same issue: a core that isn’t working properly. You can exercise until you drop, but unless your midsection is working correctly – none of the above abdominal + pelvic issues will improve (+ they may get worse).

There is a difference between training (finding + correctly engaging) the core, + strengthening it. You can’t do the latter without the former. As respected Physiotherapist Diane Lee* says: ‘You can’t strengthen a muscle your brain isn’t talking to’. For many of us, the after-effects of childbirth mean that our brain is not talking to the right muscles. We have to re-learn how to use them.


MuTu System offers 2 programs: MuTu Focus is ‘just the tummy bit’, whilst the MuTu System 12 Week Program includes fitness + fat loss along with core restoration.

Both programs teach, guide + demonstrate how to re-train your core to do its job. At first, this is a focussed, daily series of exercises + alignment adjustments which take around 10 minutes to complete. You move at your pace through 4  phases of exercises + techniques, re-assessing at each stage when you are ready to move onto the next. You also learn some very specific yoga breathing techniques which make these exercises more effective + enable you to connect fully to the muscles again.

In our 12 Week Program, which includes fitness + fat loss as well as core restoration, alongside this daily routine you gradually build up a workout routine that shapes + tones your entire body whilst  – + this is the vital part! – using your core correctly in every MuTu Intensive workout. You are not only learning how to exercise incredibly effectively in only 15 minutes a few times a week, you are doing it whilst working your core safely + correctly with every move.

Essentially you are learning how to *make every exercise an abdominal exercise!*

When you reach Phase 4, or full core strength + stability, only then would you safely incorporate moves such as a plank, + you no longer need to continue with the separate daily core training exercises. On reaching full core strength + stability, you are now using your core correctly every time you move + workout.

Your body is now working – so you can continue with your MuTu Intensive workouts, keep going with the stretches you love, your new-found improved alignment + function, your MuTu Breathe yoga techniques, +/or indeed any other chosen sport or activity… knowing you’re working your abs with every move!

The key defining points of Mutu System:

  • MuTu System deals with your whole body: whole body alignment posture + function, improving pelvic floor control, + training your core. In the 12 Week Program it also covers flattening your stomach by eating right + how to shop + cook family friendly food that keeps you all lean + healthy, dealing with stress… its a System built for moms which covers everything – in 10 minutes a day of Core training, alongside 15 minute intensive workouts 4-5 times a week. Note, high intensity does not have to mean high impact – there are no- + low- impact versions of all workouts clearly demonstrated for all levels!
  • You do not have to do hundreds of repetitions of any exercise. MuTu focuses on physiological + emotional re-connection, the quality of the muscle action, not the quantity
  • MuTu System does not suggest you constantly splint or bind your stomach. In cases of a very severe gap or compromised sensitivity immediately following abdominal surgery, some form of temporary binding may be advised by your medical caregiver + may be helpful for comfort + to help you focus. But the splint doesn’t do the work, your muscles have to. Splinting or binding is not an element of MuTu System programs.
  • There are 4 Phases of exercises which you progress through as your train your core to work correctly. At Phases 3 + 4, the exercises move to strengthening your abdominal muscles – but first, you have to find them + train them.

I hope that helps to understand where the MuTu System is all about + to decide whether it is for you! I am not implying failings or critique of any other program, simply stating that the above elements are the cornerstones of this one!

And finally…

NO program is going to work if you don’t do it! Consistently + frequently. Restoring a compromised core takes time + commitment. I know its kinda stating the obvious… but if you don’t DO it, you won’t get the results!

I wrote this post because you ask me these questions, + I know you are searching for answers… not because I want to enter into a debate about who’s ‘more right’! It all works. But everyone has their own approach + the fact that you have information + options at your fingertips is the true beauty of the Internet! I am proud of my program + have great respect for other professionals who are helping women to be stronger + fitter.

I welcome your respectful comments + questions. I am often asked about this subject, so wanted to open up my answers on the blog as well. I hope it helped :)

Further reading on this blog about Diastasis Recti

Find out more about The MuTu System programs

RESOURCES + REFERENCES

*For further excellent information on Diastasis + Postpartum Core Health: See Diane Lee + Associates articles here

** From the 2012 3rd International Fascia Research Congress: Diane Lee: Split down the middle? Clinical Findings Suggest Closure of a Diastasis Rectus Abdominis is Not Always Necessary for Restoring Function (if link doesn’t take you direct to the abstract, scroll down to No.8 ‘New Hypotheses’, 3rd paper)

For excellent information on alignment + diastasis, see Katy Bowman’s work at Aligned + Well

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  • Diane

    Very thorough explanation!  Thank you for taking the time to make it simple for us.  

  • http://fit2b.us/ Bethany Learn – Fit2B Studio

    This is an excellent article, and having gone through Julie’s program myself, I think you answered the questions quite well. Your programs are quite different, and that is a strength for both of you. She has a basic program dealing specifically with diastasis in both men and women. Your program is for the whole mama woman, not just her diastasis. Keep up the good work, Wendy. 

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Thanks Bethany, if you would like to add anything please feel free to do so in a comment. As a professional familiar with both programs I’m sure your input would be helpful for others :)

  • Erin Latulippe

    I Completely the tupler program for 6 1/2 weeks with the splint, then started taking it off during the day because it was making my lower abs bulge and the gap was not shrinking anymore. (though i have had significant improvement) I remained vigilant with the exercises and even included extra exercises. In week 10 I went back to wearing the splint full time hoping to close the gap further with no luck. Now I am in week 11 and have chucked the splint. Doing an hour or more of ab exercises a day and wearing a splint that keeps moving around with zero support from Julie is difficult. Many of us have commented on this. We ask for support and she suggests another product to buy.

    I am very intrigued by your program and have purchased it. I love the holistic approach. However, I’m not sure how to start because I have a hard time telling what phase I am in. My measurements seem to change often. The middle and upper range from 1 shallow to 2 medium. I have closed the bottom. It is always closed when I engage my core. It seems like an individual training session(s) would be helpful but I live in the states.

    I would like to add that you seem to really care about what postpartum women are dealing with and we appreciate it immensely!

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Hi Erin, I recommend everyone starts at Phase 1 & follows the program week by week as instructed. The connection you will make with the exercises in the first few weeks will make reassessment at the introduction of phase 2 easier to establish. If you’re still not sure, just pop me an email, or send me a video clip of what you’re doing & I’ll help you out :)

  • Getfitwithdrdawn

    I am a chiropractor and fitness trainer.  I have two sons the youngest is 9.  I had two c-sections.  Recently I have developed a slight bulge about 3″ above my umbilicus.  my MD said that I have diastasis with a slight hernia and that it is only going to get worse.  She said that surgery is not an option.  Do you think that your program can help me.  I am in good shape I am now avoiding all ab exercises like crunches I am sticking with planks and standing abs.  please let me know what you think.  I would be happy to purchase your program if you think that it would be helpful.

    • http://twitter.com/mutusystem wendy powell

      It will definitely help, although you need to be aware that no exercise programme can heal a hernia… It CAN however make a big improvement to alignment, strength & stability, which will improve comfort hugely. A hernia is an actual hole in the abdominal wall, whereas diastasis & a weak core can be improved very significantly with corrective exercise. A full plank is not advised at this stage for you (a full plank is not included in the MuTu System programme until Phase 4 strength & stability),  but all 4 phases, how to assess your own situation & corrective, progressive exercises are explained fully over the 12 week programme. i hope this helps!

  • Jody Ghirardi

    I have a question if you dont mind.
    I have had two tummy tucks,I am small at 4 foot 12″ I have only 1cm of visceral fat so my tummy doesn’t stick out because of that or intra-abdominal fat.Both the tummy tucks failed :( I think it is my core strength that is my problem but i really dont know. I was wondering if your program might help me? I have a hernia but it is a teeny tiny fat hernia which they said isn’t harmful. I have tried the tupler technique,but like others,the splint rides up and is really uncomfortable. I also have a hard time motivating myself to do it. My posture is terrible,I even notice this myself,I hope you can help me out with some advice as to whether your program will help me or not.
    Thank You

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      MuTu Focus is the program for you Jodie! The ‘missing link’ is that the reason you still don’t have the result you want is that however much they stitch you up, the pressure inside is still pushing out & away. It’s about intra abdominal pressure & whole body alignment, as well as finding & training (you have to train them to work before you can expect to make them strong) the right muscles. MuTu Focus was made to do exactly this :)

  • Parvathi

    Hi Wendy,
    I am starting the MuTu Focus and not sure if I am engaging the core in the phase 1 exercise – After the first day I had some muscle ache (in a good way) in my lower abdomen and pelvic area .How can I be sure that the muscles are moving as they should. Also are all the stretches necessary – they dont feel like doing much.

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Yes, they’re all part of the program Parvathi – remember that diastasis + core weakness is not an isolated issue – it is the result of a core + pelvis that is mal-aligned + weak – these stretches will start to put you back in the right place! Make sure you watch / read the ‘Science Bit’ to understand the rationale which will explain why its all necessary.

  • Faye

    Hi Wendy

  • Faye

    Hi Wendy. I am looking to purchase your Mu Tu focus programme as I do not want to loose anymore weight but just sort out my hideous belly. I have 2 children 3 years and 5 months. My diastasis occurred after my first child and I didn’t realise until a year post partum. I tried the tupler technique with no success and have been trying it again since my second but it doesn’t seem to be making any difference. My question is do you think your programme can help me where the tupler didn’t or is the damage irreversible because of how long ago it occurred? (I only have a 2-2.5 finger gap depending on the time of day and if ive eaten but I have terrible muscle tone so my belly protrudes and I look 5 months pregnant) Thanks for your help

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Hello Faye, The way + the speed at which our bodies heal is dependent upon many factors. Collagen, nutrition, age, genetics, space between pregnancies, time since pregnancies – all play a part. So I can never guarantee a flat stomach my Lovely, sorry! What I can say is that the advice in the MuTu Focus Program will teach you how to align your body in a way that decreases intra-abdominal pressure (the pressure pushing your tummy out) + how to find + then use your core muscles in a functional way. Your tummy will be stronger + your core will work if you follow the program + keep applying the principles. MuTu is based on working with the whole body, not just the gap… narrowing a diastasis is a by-product of getting a core that works right!

      • Faye

        Hi. Thanks for your speedy reply. I already purchased the programme this morning before I read this, lol. I actually don’t think that the diastasis is the main cause of my ‘mummy tummy’ I had an appt with a physio recently who said it isn’t a bad diastasis at all, and like I said the muscle tone is very poor so I am hoping that this is the programme for me unlike the last one I tried where the core focus is healing the gap. Anyway looking forward to giving it a try!

  • NeeNee

    I have a lot of extra skin and am wondering if the 12 week program will fix that, along with bringing my stomach down due to the diastasis recti. Also, is this just a fitness activity with no splint?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      no exercise can make extra skin disappear I’m afraid… But you will great improvement in the way your body looks if you follow the alignment, food + exercise advice. No splint. Exercise, food + vital alignment adjustments to reduce pressure

  • Holly

    Hi Wendy. Thank you for this informative article. I had 4 children in 5 years (2 & 3 were twins and number 4 was over 10lbs.) Anyway, I’ve always had a flat stomach until now. I’ve been very active and still enjoy running, working out, and dancing. I noticed the problem last spring after I had run 2 half marathons and I looked more pregnant than when I started training. I did some research and learned I had the diastasis and a hernia, neither cause pain thankfully. I did the Tupler technique for 6 weeks and had great results, but like everyone else says, with 4 small children, who has that much time to spend on just stomach exercises not whole body. I still use the splint when I work out or run to remind me to engage my core, but I was thinking about trying your MuTu Focus. I don’t feel comfortable doing the yoga part, can the program still be effective for me if I don’t include that part?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Absolutely – leave it out if you prefer!

  • Chanvy

    I have loose skin and an inch of jelly like fat with lots of striae. I just measured by diastasis. It’s about 3.5 fingers wide. My doctor tells me surgery is best for me as I can’t fix the skin and fat and the bulge all by exercise. My baby is 2.5 years old. So it’s an old problem now. When im dressed, my belly looks flat. I’m a slim woman otherwise with a small back and the thought of surgery depresses me for some reason. Can I benefit from the program? Will the diastasis return? Will running help remove the fat which seems broken down and loose? I’m thinking of combining exercise with some laser skin tightening to lose the wrinkly appearance. Is that advisable?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      You can always improve your core function, strength + the way your tummy looks with the right exercise. Can I guarantee all your loose skin will disappear, + the gap will close completely? No, I’m afraid not – no exercise program can or should make claims like that. I can’t make comment on laser therapy as that isn’t my area of expertise. Running is not advisable until you have regained core strength. I would advise the 12 Week Program, for function, fitness + fat loss. You will make great improvements to the way your feel + look, + can then make an informed decision about further intervention from a strong + positive place! Good luck :)

  • Asia

    Hi wendy,

    Im convinced id like to try your system but am unsure as to whether the 12 week or 8 week program is best for me. Im not a big woman and wear small. The rest of my body is where i want it to be all except for that pesky tummy and about a three finger wide diastasis. I dont need to lose fat as im already below my pre-pregnancy weight thanks to breastfeeding and my energetic 3 year old son. Should i just go with the mutu focus?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Hi there, yes, go with Focus if you don’t need any weight loss at all

  • Bethany

    Hi Wendy, thanks for this article. I’m currently *very* pregnant with my fourth child, have numerous core-related problems, and am trying to decide how to proceed. Of all the programs I’ve looked at, MuTu is most appealing because I like the holistic, positive approach, and want to heal my core and fix all the posture, incontinence, and diastasis issues I have. But where do I start? I’m due in a month, and am dealing with sensitivity in my abdomen, especially down the middle, and around my navel. I got a large diastasis rather painfully when I sneezed while pregnant with my third child, which mostly closed within a few months of birth. I then inadvertently reopened it by following an exercise routine that advocated crunches and other intense moves. Should have listened to my body, which was telling me to not do that part, but I didn’t and I paid for it. Now I feel like this pregnancy is making that opening worse, and I don’t want another painful split like I had last time. I’m thinking about starting your full program immediately postpartum.

    My questions are: How do I go about this? Can I actually start the dvd system now, or is that all for postpartum? If not, is there anything I can do now, in the last stage of pregnancy, that will help keep my diastasis from getting larger, and to speed my recovery later? I’m also considering splinting at night for a month or two postpartum while sleeping, so I don’t wake up in a haze to get the baby and use the wrong muscles. Is that terribly bad for my overall core health? Finally, maybe a silly question, but will I also build muscle and tone on the full program? I usually lose baby weight fairly quickly, but have never had any muscle underneath so am just skinny-flabby.

    Thanks so much!

    ~Bethany

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Bethany I am so sorry! It looks like this got missed… + that you probably had your baby by now! Hopefully you’ll get a quick moment to see this + give me an update. You can start at any time – but you wouldn’t start the intensive workouts (they’re low impact) until at least 6 weeks postpartum. But the core, the alignment, the food – all that you can do right away! Tell me where you’re at Honey – apologies again for missing your question :(

  • Scott Lori Hedlund

    I am not sure which program. I have a 4 finger with separation and a stage 2 bladder prolapse 8 weeks post partum after baby #9. The diastisis recti I’ve had for a long time, the prolapse just happened. Would I get the full program, but start w/the focus? Or will the intensive exercise never be appropriate for, considering the prolapse.

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      I would suggest Focus only, certainly for now. Let me know how things go (you would have access to me + my team via the online support group) + after at least 12 Weeks following that – if you do decide to upgrade we do a special to enable customers to shift up to the full program.

  • Natalie

    My baby is 11 years old…is it too late to retrain those pesky abdominal muscles?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Never too late Honey… come on in :)

  • Laxmi Santosh

    Dear Windy Powell, I am 34 years old and i live in dubai (UAE). I am a mother of 2kids. One is 7 years and the other one is 2 years.
    My Height is just 148cms and Weight is just 48 kgs. So i am under-height and
    under-weight. So i don’t want to lose further weight.
    But i have 4cm wide diastasis that i got to know from the recent ultrasound report. But i don’t have a hernia. so i don’t want to go for surgery.
    I have delivered my second child 2 years before (in 2011). but i did not do any exercises except wearing an abdominal binder during day time.

    But now only, after 2 years, i have started doing mild exercises like “modified crunches with towel assistance, leg extention, pelvic tilt” with the help of a physio-therapist… also i wear an abdominal binder all the time which is supporting/helping me while working at home…

    Will i be able to do close my diastasis? Is 4cm wide diastasis too much?
    Also please tell me which program to buy from MuTu system…considering that i am underheight and underweight. my only problem is “lots of loose skin” and “4cm wide diastasis”…otherwise i have very lean body except for abdominal loose skin. pls tell which program to buy from mutu?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      The Focus program is perfect for you, Laxmi!

      • Laxmi Santosh

        Waiting for 40% off on mutu programs. may i know how long we have to wait for that? pls reply. thanks.

        • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

          Hi Laxmi, there are no plans for a promotion at the moment – the last one was a Black Friday offer that ran over Thanksgiving last November. If you sign up in the pink cloud at the top of the page you will get a 15% discount code though

  • Beverly

    Hey Wendy
    My little girl will be a year in 3 days time. I love working out a lot, dancing, jumping and walking but my diastasis depresses me so badly, I don’t know what to do is like everything I do worsens it. I have been stuck at 2fingers for six months now. At first, before i Realized I had diastasis, I did everything I wassnt Supossed to do. Didn’t wait 8 weeks postpartum and zumba, hip pop abs and planking. I feel I caused it. What program do you advise I buy?

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Start the 12 Week Program which includes all the core work you need, as well as the (safe!) workouts you love

  • ajack

    Hi Wendy, I have had 2 tummy tucks and some of the sutures keep tearing because of weak/thin muscles. I don’t want to try surgery again, Is this system safe to do after surgery – I don’t want to tear the few sutures that are working. Thanks

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      I would recommend the Focus program with your Doctor’s approval. Focus does not include any intensive workouts at all – it is the ‘reconnect, realign + restore’ part of core recovery!

  • Laxmi Santosh

    dear wendy, we would need a pair of dumbells in “intensive workout 2,3 and 4″ in mutu 12 weeks programme. could you pls tell me “what are the weights of dumbells that we have to use in “intensive workout 2,3 and 4″ subsequently?
    (pls mention a separate weight for all dumbells pair for all of these “intensive workout2,3 and 4″).
    i am a very tiny person with ONLY 4 feet 10 inches height and 48kgs weight and i have 4cm wide diastasis. pls reply, thanks.

  • Laxmi Santosh

    Dear Wendy, I have 12 week online program. Since “Intensive Workouts” are more good for weight loss, than for DR, I am guessing that Focus Program (4 Core Phases- exercise) is what I have to do concentrate and do everyday to heal my DR and Intensive is not needed that much for DR. I want to know what mutu exercises are best to target DR….all of core phases (from 1 to 4) or are there any specific ones in core phases which work really great for DR? Please reply, thanks.

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Hi Laxmi, All the elements are essential for holistic healing: the stretches, the alignment adjustments, the nutrition… ‘Fixing’ DR is not about one exercise – its about adjusting all of the things that are contributing to the lack of healing + the excessive intra abdominal pressure causing the problem. Try to think of it as a whole body process. Everything in the MuTu programs is in there for a reason, nothing is ‘fluff’ ;-) The diastasis is not the problem. What caused it is the problem. And that will still be there unless it is addressed – however many exercises you do. The intensives are not just about raising your metabolism for easier fat loss – they’re about strengthening your whole body so it is better able to function without pain or instability.

  • Laxmi Santosh

    Dear Wendy, I want to buy your dvds of 12 week program which is available on sale now for old version. But I am not able to buy from amazon there (both uk and usa). I live in Dubai (U.A.E)(United Arab Emirates-one of the Gulf country). They say that they don’t ship to my area. Could you please tell me where I can buy from? I really want to make use of the offer price now. Hoping to get your reply before the sale ends. Please reply, thanks.

    • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

      Hey Laxmi, we can send you one. Don’t worry about missing the sale – email hello@mutusystem.com tell them I sent you. They’ll tell you how to pay (sale price) for the DVD + we’ll post it to you x ps please note – it’s Easter weekend here (holiday long weekend) so it’ll be Tuesday before they respond in the office!

      • Laxmi Santosh

        Thank you so much madam. I will email them right now, But by the time, mutu system replies me back, your 55% off sale on dvds will get over, isn’t it?…..as they say it is there only till monday morning. So I am afraid I will miss the chance to have your dvd at sale (55% off) price…i want to keep your dvd as a reference. Your dvd is as precious as my health. So hoping to get it for my health sake! So please help, thank you so much.

        • http://mutusystem.com/ Wendy Powell

          That’s what I’m saying Sugar Plum, It’s FINE. You’ll pay sale price. On Tuesday x

  • Laxmi Santosh

    Dear Wendy, Thank you so much. I will email them (@mutu system) and will wait till Tuesday for their reply. Thanks again. I will take this chance to thank you for everything you are doing for all of us…for DR moms! Thanks for all the inspiration, motivation, love and hope!