|Frequently Asked Questions
|Most women wear their TAB Bra from the beginning and they love it forever. Some women
may experience some concerns. Here are some FAQ, to answer some of your questions.
Q: Does the TAB bra have to fit this firm around
A: Yes. It should be fitting firmly enough around your midriff
so there is no movement that results in the back of the bra
moving up the back or the front of the bra coming up when
you raise your hands above your head. If you have these
symptoms of movement, you have been fitted too loosely
and you may find the bra uncomfortable. The secret to the
comfort of the bra is that it is fitted firmly around the midriff
so there is no longer any movement and therefore no
rubbing and irritation!!!
Q: I find I am quite “perky” looking in this TAB
bra. Am I positioned in the correct place?
A: Yes, the apex of your breast should be half-way between
your shoulder and your elbow. When you are positioned
half-way, then proper circulation, lymphatic drainage,
posturing, and breathing can happen. Your new look may
take about 6 weeks for you to adjust to and then any other
position will look and feel abnormal. Please be patient and
get used to your new healthy and youthful look!!
Q: The TAB bra is rolling under in the front
and is uncomfortable.
A: Generally, the itchiness is caused by the fact that the
circulation in your breasts has increased dramatically.
Remember, your breasts are being redirected and the
support of the breast tissue helps to stimulate the
circulation and lymphatic drainage. It won’t last more than 2-
3 weeks. If you experience a tingling or itchy sensation, this
is a very healthy sign. If you want, you can use a lotion or
cream to apply to your breasts when you take the bra off to
soothe the sensation.
Q: I am experiencing itchiness as I wear the
TAB bra. Am I allergic to the fabric?
A: This indicates that the TAB bra was fitted too large or the
straps were lowered and this will cause the fit in the bra
cups to shift and leave wrinkles.
Q: I am getting some wrinkling in the cup.
A: This is caused by one of two things: The bra is fitted too
loosely and is riding up in the back and rolling under in the
front OR the bra straps have been loosened so the bra is
and the weight being shifted back off the shoulders. So
check the tightness of the fit or the tension of the straps to fit
A: To guarantee the best wear and long life of your new
TAB bra, you should hand wash the bra in a basin with
warm water and a very soft, liquid cleaner (i.e. Forever New
or Zero), roll it up in a towel to remove the excess water
from the bra and then hang the bra with the shelving
exposed to the air for most rapid drying.
Q: I find that I get very fatigued in my shoulders
or my back and rib area when I wear the bra.
A: Again, this is a good sign!!! You are in training and your
body and everything is realigning and you may get fatigued.
When you start to experience fatigue, you can take the TAB
bra off and switch to another bra. Continue to wear the TAB
bra as long as you can each day, you will start to
experience a shift in your posture and a gradual relief of
shoulder and back pain.
Q: Do I have to redirect and manipulate my
breast tissue through the triangular holders in
the TAB bra each day?
A: Absolutely!!! When you take a moment to make sure that
all the breast tissue is forward and pulled in from under the
arm you are retraining this “wayward” tissue to come back
to where it was meant to be and this will increase
circulation, lympathic drainage and best of all, will reshape
your breasts over time. Be diligent each day and your
diligence will pay off!!!
Q: I find that I breathe differently when I have
the TAB bra on?
A: Yes. Many women experience a totally different way of
breathing when they have the TAB bra on and some even
experience a bit of light headiness. The bra lifts the weight
and the pressure of the breasts off the diaphragm which
allows for easier and more efficient breathing and better
airflow. The straps help to pull the shoulders back and
open up the chest area to allow a freer airflow as well.
Q: Does the TAB bra work well as a sports bra?
A: Absolutely!!! It is one of the best sports bras available
on the market. It’s “no bounce” factor is due to the fact that
the TAB bra is made without any elastic in the bra or in the
straps. It is fitted firmly to the body. It also helps to open up
our breathing capacity and therefore helps in all of our
physical training and activities.
Q: Could the TAB bra work well for a
A: The TAB bra is very comfortable for mastectomy clients.
The prosthetic can be inserted easily into the triangular
directional guide and because there is no elastic, the
weight of the prosthetic does not stretch out the bra and
the straps. This greatly helps to keep the clients posture
correct and eliminates much of the shifting of the
prosthetic in the bra as the client is wearing the bra.
Q: What is the best way to care for my TAB bra?
|The Art of Shaping
Ellen Chan, RN
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phone: 403.803.2983 Calgary, AB
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