Canberra Remedial Massage (Ainslie, ACT)

Monica Gallacher
20 Hawdon St
Ainslie 2602
02 5110 3720
0401 947 601
Servicing Ainslie, ACT and Inner North Canberra

We offer remedial massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, and lymphatic drainage massage. 

Appointments are now available.

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce we are able to offer you appointments for remedial massage treatments again. Matt and I 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:

We require you to remove your shoes at our front entry. A shoe rack is available for you use.

We require you to use hand sanitizer and/or wash your hands upon arrival. We ask that you refrain from touching any surfaces unnecessarily in our premises. Our pens and clipboard are being disinfected after each use. Please use the pen provided to fill out our form, or your own pen.

All of our towels and linen are changed after each client, washed in hot water and disinfectant. All of 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 let us know if you need to change or cancel your appointment.

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.

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.

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.


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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.

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.

Our focus:

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 18 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 researching non-invasive, non-pharmacological pain management.  

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 HIIT, boxing, cycling, bushwalking, gardening, yoga, 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 2017-2020

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 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 nature photography, gardening, cycling, bushwalking, yoga and listening to science and skeptical 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 2017-2020

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    $70
  • 60 minutes    $110
  • 90 minutes    $150

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:

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