The purpose of the TogetherTape™ is to aid in healing a diastasis recti. The tape works in conjunction with the Diastasis Rehab Splint® to speed up the process for closing a diastasis recti. If for some reason you cannot wear the Diastasis Rehab Splint®, you can wear the tape by itself. Working in a similar fashion to a Butterfly Band-Aid, the tape works to bring together the muscles and connective tissue.
When the tape is stretched as it is applied, once placed on the skin the tape wants to recoil back to its original “unstretched” position. This continuous recoiling process on the skin sends a message from the skin to the connective tissue and muscles to move in the same direction as the tape is moving. The skin on your belly is very sensitive. It is therefore recommended not starting to use the tape until Week 4 of the Tupler Technique® Program. During this time you should prepare your skin with our nourishing Corrective Connective Tissue Cream.
Because of this sensitivity, we start out slow with the amount of tape used on the skin. During the first week you only use one piece above and one piece below your belly button. If you have an allergic reaction stop using the tape and wait a week. Use the Corrective Connective Tissue Cream during this time. Usually after a week your skin will be desensitized and you can start again. If all goes well after the first week, you can put two pieces above and two pieces below your belly button. With no skin reactions, progressing in week 3 to three pieces above and three pieces below your belly button. Continue with three pieces above and three pieces below for as long as you continue to use the TogetherTape™.One application should last you anywhere between 4-6 days. Between applications allow the skin for rest for one day before applying the tape again. This is a great time to use the Corrective Connective Tissue Cream. The tape is water resistant but not water proof so keep it as dry as you can when showering.