Take a day off to relax while expecting in Cairns
To start the day off on the right foot, pop down to the Natural Palm Organic Day Spa at the Novotel Oasis Resort for a treatment. They specialize in pregnancy massages using warm organic coconut oil for ultimate relaxation for your tired back and body. Indulge in a 60 or 90-minute massage and then take a look at the other treatments on their menu. You might want to give your feet some love with their reflexology foot therapy or bask in a refreshing and rejuvenating facial if you don’t feel like you’ve got that pregnancy glow. The Natural Palm Organic Day Spa is the perfect place to take some time out and recoup.
Where: 122 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
You’re sure to already have a list of the things you can’t eat when you’re pregnant, but do you know the foods that are really good for you to eat? One of these super foods is chickpeas. Chickpeas are incredible to eat during a pregnancy, with high levels of manganese to help with skeletal development in growing babies and a healthy source of carbohydrates to give you heaps of sustained energy. At Mama Coco cafe, order a chickpea kofta wrap served with zucchini pickle, mint, yoghurt and rocket for a filling and nutritional meal to aid in the development of your little miracle. Another nutrition packed treat is the mushroom multi roll served with spinach, roasted fennel, feta, capsicum and truffle dressing. Ask for them to remove the soft cheese, and this meal with its leafy greens is super high in folate and iron; absolute essentials for the mama-to-be.
Where: 4/196 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt QLD 4870
Now that you’ve spent the morning relaxing and filling up on delicious food, it’s time to stretch it out at the Body Mind Breath Centre located in the Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns. Three times a week (Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays) they offer pregnancy yoga for expecting mothers, so that they can experience the benefits of the practice right up to birthing. These 75-minute classes will be well worth their time, with yoga showing to be beneficial in helping with lower back pain, increasing the strength of your pelvic floor and reducing stress and anxiety. If you’ve been feeling limited with the amount of exercise you can do, yoga is a gentle place to start with experienced and qualified instructors there to help you along your way.
Where: 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870
If your afternoon cravings are starting to hit you, swing past the Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop for a not-so-naughty treat. This cafe serves up dozens of different varieties of pastries and sweet treats with absolutely everything made on the premises, so no matter what weird food you absolutely need to eat right now, then they will have a bite for you. Maybe you’re after a zingy cherry Danish, a decadent hazelnut scroll or a fruity rhubarb crumble, the lovely staff at the Swiss Cake and Coffee Shop will be happy to serve it up for you with a smile. If you’re avoiding caffeine, don’t fret as they serve up twelve different types of teas for you to choose from to enjoy alongside your dessert. This is the perfect way to treat yourself at the end of the day, and the last piece of the puzzle to feeling good again with wholesome, healthy and fresh food.
Where: 91-93A Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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