We offer remedial massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, aromatherapy massage, pregnancy massage and lymphatic drainage massage.
Canberra Remedial Massage (Ainslie, ACT)
was previously South Coast Massage (Tomakin, NSW).
Canberra Remedial Massage is a home-based practice located in Ainslie, between Canberra City and Dickson, near the inner north suburbs of Braddon, Hackett, Watson, Downer, Turner and Lyneham, ACT. We have dedicated therapists who are qualified, insured and have HICAPS for remedial massage. We passionately strive to be the best in the massage industry, offering exceptional professional massage services.
The clinic is on the traditional land of the Ngunnawal people.
Do you have low back pain?
Sore neck and shoulders from working at a computer all day?
Do you have a physically demanding job and need some help relieving muscle tension?
Are you stressed, tired and in need of some self-care?
Do you need to relax and leave your worries behind you?
Are you an athlete preparing for a sporting event or seeking to improve your performance?
Are you in rehabilitation for a physical injury or surgical procedure?
Do you need to see a professional and qualified therapist who understands your massage needs?
Then you need to book in with us at Canberra Remedial Massage.
Our vision is to create a safe, warm and nurturing environment for you. We have established a beautiful, clean and serene clinic space with soothing music, where people feel instantly at ease. We are located in the leafy Canberra suburb of Ainslie, near the base of beautiful Mount Ainslie.
We love to work with clients who are seeking the highest standard of massage treatments available, especially in remedial massage, using non-invasive, non-pharmacological pain management techniques. We continue to empower you in managing your own health through evidence-based education and self-management skills which you can apply at home, by yourself.
Our aim is to improve your ability to move with comfort, exercise and have improved range of motion. We strive for outstanding results and we want you to experience the best massage you've ever had with us, every single time. We also aim to be compassionate and kind, to inspire you with hope for the best quality of life you can achieve.
We also offer exceptional relaxation massage as a retreat from reality and a place for you to feel safe and secure, in this moment, leaving outside worries behind you. Our massage services can help you switch-off and drift away into your own internal bliss. You will leave our clinic feeling lighter, more centred and ready to bring your best back into your world.
We focus on evidence-based practice where possible, to provide the best and most current research and knowledge in massage and neuroscience related fields, along with our brilliant hands-on skills. We also aim to collaborate with professional peers in the health industry to be part of a team delivering the best possible outcomes for your health care journey.
Canberra Remedial Massage offers a range of therapies to support your well-being. During our consultation process, we will work with you to determine the best treatment possible, unique to your massage needs.
About Monica Gallacher:
I am passionate about remedial massage and what it can achieve for you, my client. I have over 17 years of experience in the massage industry. I provide professional massage treatments unique to your needs and beneficial in aiding relief from muscular and soft tissue ailments.
I have a strong focus on preventative health care and comprehensive experience in elite sports massage, injury management and rehabilitation.
My massage practice has led me to continue further study in understanding the way our bodies experience pain. I am interested in researching non-invasive, non-pharmacological pain management. I am completing the following qualification in 2019:
I started martial arts training in 1990 and gained Nidan (second level black belt) in Aikido (Kenkyukai, ACT), (a Japanese martial art), Nidan in Jodo (Japanese staff) and Shodan (first level black belt) in Iaido (Japanese sword) (Australian Kendo Renmei, ACT). I have competed at a state and national level and was part of the ACT cohort in Jodo and Iaido (Australian Kendo Renmei) in Hobart (2007), Canberra (2009) and Perth (2010).
I enjoy daily vinyasa yoga practice, running on the beach, cycling, bushwalking, gardening, ocean swimming, playing classical guitar, photography, art making and mindfulness.
About Matthew Robertson:
I have a passion for physical movement and understanding the nuances of the body. I am passionate about evidence-based practice and the latest research in science. I apply this knowledge and skill to assist my clients in achieving the best results possible from their massage sessions. I provide a variety of massage and mobilising techniques, depending on the needs and wishes of my client.
I have been accredited instructor and Nidan (second level black belt) in Aikido (Kenkyukai, Moruya NSW) and Jujutsu (International Jujutsu Institute, Moruya, NSW) (Japanese martial arts).
I enjoy daily yoga practice, gardening, cycling, bushwalking and listening to science and skeptical podcasts.
HICAPS and EFTPOS available.
Credit cards and Amex welcome.
Health fund rebates:
Monica and Matt both have HICAPS and rebates for all Australian health funds for remedial massage.
Gift certificates are a lovely way to show someone you care about their wellbeing. Gift certificates are a great idea for birthdays, celebrations and gratitude to a special person. Our gift certificates are available for all services. You can purchase gift certificates online below, or in person from our clinic. Gift certificates are valid for three years from date of purchase. Please click on this link to purchase a gift certificate online: