Canberra Remedial Massage (Ainslie, ACT)

Monica Gallacher
20 Hawdon St
Ainslie 2602
0417974336- Matthew
0401 947 601- Monica
Servicing Ainslie, ACT and Inner North Canberra

We offer remedial massage, sports massage, relaxation massage and pregnancy massage.


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The clinic is on the traditional land of the Ngunnawal people and we respectfully acknowledge their custodianship of Country.  

Our clinic is a safe space for all genders and sexualities.  We welcome people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.  Please inform us if you have any special needs or considerations.  

Notice of price increase: From the 1st July 2022, our price will be increasing.  New prices have been changed on our booking systems.  However, our old prices will be honoured up until the 30th June 2022.  New prices are listed at the bottom of this page.



Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Monica: 10am to 2pm

Matt: 2:30pm to 8:30pm


Tuesday and Thursday

Matt: 10am to 2pm

Monica: 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Matt: 7:30pm to 8:30pm


Matt and Monica have been vaccinated against COVID19. We continue to follow the guidance of ACT Health in all matters of COVID19 management. We urge our clients to check ACT Health regularly and do the same.

Matt and Monica have both completed the Infection Control Training - COVID 19 course provided by Aspen Medical and the Department of Health.

We will require the following from you in order to proceed with a new appointment please:

*Please continue to wear a mask to your massage appointment, to protect our vulnerable clients, family and loved ones.*   

We will also be wearing a mask throughout your treatment sessions.  Following ventilation evidence and advice, we have added a HEPA air purifier to our treatment room.

We require you to remove your shoes at our front entry for hygiene and cleanliness in our clinic. 


  • You must scan in using the CBR QR reader app upon arrival.  
  • We require you to use hand sanitizer upon arrival. 

Our towels and linen are changed after each client, washed in hot water and disinfectant.  Our surfaces are wiped down with disinfectant after each client.

We require contactless payment only, at this time. No cash please. HICAPS is available. EFTPOS and credit cards payments are accepted or you can use PayID/Osko.

  • Please cancel your appointment if you are sick, have any cold or flu like symptoms, or have been near someone who has cold or flu like symptoms, even if you have a COVID19 negative test result.

We trust you to comply with these requirements in order to keep you, our other clients, ourselves and our community safe.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Matt and Monica.

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?

If you answered yes, then you need to book in with us at Canberra Remedial Massage.


Canberra Remedial Massage is a home-based business located in Ainslie, ACT.  

We focus on evidence-based practice, providing remedial massage with the best and most current research and knowledge in massage and neuroscience-related fields.  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.


What to expect when you visit
Canberra Remedial Massage...

+friendly, qualified and insured service
+focus on your massage needs
+quality, vegan oils.
+hygenic, fresh towels and linen
+soft, gentle music to soothe and relax

Accredited with all Australian Health Funds.
Credit cards welcome.

Appointments available week days, evenings, and weekends,

Our vision:

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:

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.


About Monica Gallacher:

I am passionate about remedial massage and what it can achieve for you, my client.  I have over 19 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 injury management, rehabilitation and elite sports massage.  

My massage practice has led me to continue further study in understanding the way our bodies experience pain.  I am interested in non-invasive, non-pharmacological pain management.  I also have extensive experience working with clients with neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and stroke rehabilitation.

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 enjoy High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), swimming, cycling, bushwalking, gardening, playing classical guitar, photography, art making and mindfulness.  


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Neuroscience specialisation, Charles Sturt University. (2020)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) with Distinction, Charles Sturt University. (2018)
  • Diploma of Massage and Remedial Therapy, Life Gate Academy, Canberra ACT. (2006)
  • Certificate of Therapeutic Massage, Life Gate Academy, Canberra ACT. (2004)


  • Executive Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, 2018.
  • Executive Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, 2017.
  • Canberra Business Point Awards, 2012, Winner, Microbusiness Category (Monica Gallacher T/A Canberra Holistic Massage, Braddon, ACT)

Other industry requirements:

  • Senior Level One Practitioner - Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)
  • Current first aid certificate 2020-2023

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.  

My areas of specialisation in remedial massage include neck, shoulder and lumbar/lower back pain.  I also specialise in sports massage for cyclists, runners, triathletes and martial arts practitioners.

I have been an 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 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), nature photography, gardening, cycling, bushwalking, and listening to science and health science podcasts.


  • Diploma of Remedial Massage, Evolve College, Canberra ACT. (2019)
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, Evolve College, Canberra ACT. (2019)

Other industry requirements:

  • Senior Level One Practitioner - Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)
  • Current first aid certificate 2020-2023

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.

Your investment:

  • 30 minutes    $80
  • 60 minutes    $120
  • 90 minutes    $170
  • 120 minutes  $220 (available with Matt only)

Gift certificates:

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: