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Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

Chiropractors & Massage Therapists located in Danville, CA

Prenatal Massage Specialist

If you’re pregnant, it’s a very exciting time for you, but the changes in your body aren’t always positive. As your baby grows, the stress of the extra weight could leave you with new aches and pains. Thankfully, Dr. Max Lippman at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in Danville, California, specializes in prenatal massage. An appointment with the certified prenatal specialist at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy can make your pregnancy a lot less stressful.

Prenatal Massage Q & A

What is prenatal massage?

Prenatal massage is similar to a regular massage but is customized for the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy therapists are trained in prenatal massage and can adjust their techniques for each individual.

Similar to remedies for pain from a sports injury or traffic collision, carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity, putting a lot of stress on your back, neck, shoulders, and abdominal muscles. Your posture changes with the addition of the extra weight you’re carrying, and it’s likely you’ll arch your back to balance that weight.

How can prenatal massage help me?

Prenatal massage can be a big help. Studies show that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce your anxiety, relieve your muscle aches and joint pains, improve your sleep, and make labor easier when that big day comes.

At Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, the trained prenatal massage specialist knows which muscles to target to ease your soreness, and she also knows which techniques and areas to avoid.

How is prenatal massage done?

You definitely don’t want to lie on your stomach when you’re pregnant, but you also shouldn’t lie on your back once your belly has started to grow. Instead, Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy’s trained prenatal massage therapist will ask you to lie on your side on a special massage table with hollowed areas to accommodate your belly and breasts. You’ll have the option of using additional wedges or pillows for support.

Swedish massage is the recommended type of massage during pregnancy since it addresses many common discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by the shifts in your hormones.

The therapist’s prenatal massage techniques will help stimulate your soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in your swollen joints. This swelling usually occurs because your heavy uterus reduces circulation and increases pressure on your major blood vessels.

The therapist will talk you through every step of the massage. To prepare you, Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy has several prenatal massage demonstration videos to show you in order to make you feel more comfortable with your first experience, especially if you’re experiencing back pain. After a prenatal massage, you’ll be in a more relaxed state of mind, prepared to cope with all of the big changes happening in your life.


We gladly accept any insurance that covers chiropractic, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and many others.

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Words from our patients

  • "I've been taking both my kids to Dr. Max for the aches and pains that come from...High School sports. He does a GREAT job and has great bedside manner."

    Rob R.
  • "Dr Max has completely improved my quality of life. I had seen doctors and even a GI specialist! After one visit I felt relief and finally slept that evening."

    Aynsley T.
  • "As a professional horse trainer, I have had my share of injuries - neck, shoulder, ribs, back, hips, ankles...Dr Max has been, from the first visit, a life changer."

    Nicole C.
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    "Amazing appointment today, so glad I found this place. Dr. Lippman was great!"

    Susan H.
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    " I highly recommend Dr. Max and the entire Plaza Chiropractic team because they are simply the best in their field. "

    Nick L.
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    "Dr. Max Lippman is truly an amazing Chiropractor and is very dedicated to his patients' well being. I am so grateful for all the help he has given me."

    Tracy L.
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    "Dr. Max was not only kind and professional but he was knowledgeable and has an amazing ability to read his patients."

    Eve E.
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    "Dr. Max and Dr. Brad along with their staff are great! They're always available, accommodating and give excellent patient care."

    Todd I.
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    "They truly care about their patients. They explain everything in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner."

    Jenny L.
  • "…Agree with Plaza Chiropractic. Both Dr. Max and Dr. Brad are the best!! They are located up the hill near Blackhawk HOA offices. The office staff is very friendly.… "

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  • "…I use the massage therapists at Plaza Chiropractic at Blackhawk Plaza. They are all terrific."

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  • "…Dr. Max Lipman at Plaza Chiropractic is wonderful and his office is close. Highly recommend him and his office staff."

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Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
4145 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 101
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 925-964-9189
Fax: (925) 886-2558
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