Please note: Dear Clients, a friendly request. In the interests of hygiene, if you have cold and flu symptoms, coughs, runny noses, sore throats, or any illness signs and symptoms, please cancel your appointment and reschedule for when you feel well again. Your consideration and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Clients under 18 years of age must have an adult guardian accompany them during the session.
What to expect when you visit:
Monica is accredited with all Australian Health Funds through Massage Australia.
HICAPS and EFTPOS.
Credit cards and Amex welcome.
Appointments are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.
Our lovely clinic is located only 100 metres from Tomakin cove and beach, so if you are on holidays at the South Coast, we are the perfect place to visit for your holiday massage treatments. You can actually hear the ocean waves rolling in during your massage.
South Coast Massage offers a range of therapies, as listed above. We can also combine the listed therapies and modalities to suit specific needs of our clientele. For example, if you have a sore neck and shoulders from working in front of a computer all day, but need some relaxation time as well, we can combine remedial and relaxation therapies so you can get the most out of your treatment.
During our consultation process, we will work out what the best treatment is for you.
30 minutes = $65
60 minutes = $100
90 minutes =$135
Hot Stone Massage (90 minutes) = $150
Current Opening Hours for 2018
Monday from 10am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Friday from 10am to 7pm
Saturday from 9am to 2:30pm
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.
About Monica Gallacher - Massage Therapist
Monica Gallacher has 16 years of clinical experience in remedial massage and related modalities. She gained her qualifications in Canberra, ACT, and moved to sunny Tomakin, NSW, to set up her beach-side practice. Her extensive knowledge and experience in the massage industry means your treatment will be unique to your needs, professional, and beneficial in aiding relief from muscular and soft tissue ailments.
Diploma of Massage and Remedial Therapy, Life Gate Academy (2005)
Certificate of Therapeutic Massage, Life Gate Academy (2004)
Professional Plus Member of Massage Australia.
Monica will graduate in December 2018 with:
Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine), Charles Sturt University
and has been accepted to study the
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Neuroscience in 2019, Charles Sturt University
Executive Dean's award for academic excellence for outstanding performance, Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine), School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University (May 2018)
Executive Dean's award for academic excellence for outstanding performance, Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine), School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University (March 2017)
Canberra Business Point Awards, Microenterprise Category Winner (2012)
Monica has a strong focus on preventative health care and is studying to improve her knowledge and clinical practice in support of her clients to maintain health and fitness throughout life. Monica also has experience in elite sports massage, injury management and rehabilitation.
Monica has practiced martial arts since 1990 and has gained Nidan (second level black belt) in Aikido (a Japanese martial art), Nidan in Jodo (Japanese staff) and Shodan (first level black belt) in Iaido (Japanese sword). She has competed at a national level and was part of the ACT cohort in Jodo and Iaido (Australian Kendo Renmei) in Hobart (2007), Canberra (2009) and Perth (2010).
Monica enjoys running on the beach, cycling, bushwalking, gardening, ocean swimming, playing classical guitar, photography, art making and a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
About Matthew Robertson -
Training massage therapist
Matt will often be the first point of contact for clients, whether on the phone taking your appointment, or meet and greet when you arrive. Matt does much of the behind-the-scenes work for South Coast Massage, and we could not operate as smoothly and efficiently without his tireless efforts. Matt fills the roles of receptionist, administration, cleaner, groundskeeper and friendly team member.
Matt is also our trainee massage therapist. He is enrolled to study the Diploma of Remedial Massage through Evolve College, commencing in August 2018.
Matt has currently deferred studying the Bachelor of Science majoring in Plant Science with a minor in Biology at Charles Sturt University. Matt works part time at Bateman's Bay Cycles and is also a stay-at-home Dad to his daughter (with Monica), Adara Skye.
Matt is an accredited instructor and Nidan (second level black belt) in Aikido and Jujutsu (Japanese martial arts). Matt enjoys gardening, cycling, bushwalking and listening to science and skeptical podcasts.
Monica is absolutely wonderful! I've booked into see her numerous times over the last couple of months as she is very good at what she does! She is a very professional, wonderful masseuse with an extraordinary technique which finds all of those spots that make you tight and stressed and she leaves you utterly relaxed! Not only is she great at what she does, she is available after work times, weekends and public holidays, plus it is so easy to book in online! I can't recommend her enough!
Laura Eva-Marie Hawkins, Tomakin, NSW
I injured my back as I was loading the car for our family trip from Melbourne to the South Coast and spent the next 2 days in what could be described as agony (or at least extreme discomfort). It was looking like being a very ordinary 2 weeks holiday for me and for my wife and kids who would have to put up with me being as incapacitated and grumpy as I have ever been.
We found Monica online and she was able to book me in shortly after I arrived in Mossy Point at around 6pm on a Saturday - the first miracle! By the following morning I was about 75% better than I had been prior to the massage and I was in a totally different state of mind and our holiday was back on track. I saw Monica again a few days later for another massage and by the following day I was pretty much perfect. I had one last massage towards the end of our stay and, as my back was fixed, I had the luxury of a relaxation rather than a remedial massage. I can honestly say that during that I went to a new level of relaxation that I've never had with any other therapist, possibly the first time I have ever truly had nothing running through my mind - it was bliss.
Monica, thank you for rescuing my holiday! I can't recommend you highly enough and if I was lucky enough to live on the South Coast I would be a super-regular client.
Sean Dunphy, Elsternwick VIC
The massage I had from Monty is the best of I've ever had. More than just a good massage that helped my body to feel better, the experience with her is amazing. The one hour I spend with Monty was so relaxing, I feel pressures were gone from both my body and my mind. I see my time of having massage with her as an escape from busy life and an approach to my heart and soul.
Angela Li, Box Hill, VIC
Monty is the best massage therapist I've used. After a remedial massage I've always felt a 100% better than when I've gone in.
Byron McColl, Canberra, ACT
We had a week in Tomakin in late January and I arrived with a back that you wouldn't give to your worst enemy. Found Monica's number, made an appointment and I can honestly say that in the 15 years of back treatment I've endured from various osteos and physios, I've never had better. She found spots I didn't even know were sore. An amazing experience in a most serene, relaxing environment, just 100m from the beach. If you are anywhere near there for any length of time, go and see Monica. Outstanding. I wish I lived closer.
Kevin Woolfe, Lilyfield, NSW
Highly recommended! Monty is seriously one of the best masseuses. I really miss seeing her regularly, as I did for a few years in Canberra. She has an amazing touch with gentle strength, spirit, & excellent technique. Whether you need a more therapeutic massage or one just for relaxation, Monty has that full range of capability. Plus, she has set up a beautiful clinic in Tomakin.
Caronne Carruthers-Taylor, Maroubra, NSW