Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Relaxation Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Hot Stone Massage.
Bookings must be made in advance. Please contact us for same day appointments. We will do our best to find a placement for you.
Our lovely beach-side clinic is located in Tomakin, between Bateman's Bay and Moruya, near the coastal suburbs of Broulee, Mossy Point, Guerilla Bay, Rosedale and Malua Bay, on the South Coast, NSW.
The clinic is on the traditional land of the Walbunga Yuin people.
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:
Friendly, qualified and insured service
Evidence-based research and methods used
Focus on your massage needs
Quality, vegan oils
Luxurious bath sheets for draping
Clean and hygienic towels and linen
Gentle music to soothe and relax
Air-conditioning on hot days
Cosy heating on cold days
Monica is accredited with all Australian Health Funds through Massage Australia.
Matt can offer rebates for the following health funds (as of the 15th July 2019):
ACA Health Benefits Fund
Cessnock District Hospital Benefit Fund
GMBHA (Frank Health, Budget Direct)
Health Care Insurance Limited
Health Insurance Fund of WA Ltd
health.com.au Pty Ltd
Latrobe Health Services
Mildura Health Fund
Navy Health Fund
Nurses & Midwives Health Pty Ltd
Peoplecare Health Limited
Phoenix Health Fund
Police Health Ltd (Inc. Emergency Services Health)
Queensland Country Health (Inc. Territory Health)
Railway and Transport Health Fund
Reserve Bank Health Society Limited
St. Luke’s Health
Teacher’s Federation Health (Inc. UniHealth)
Teacher’s Union Health
HICAPS and EFTPOS.
Credit cards and Amex welcome.
Appointments are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays and Wednesday evenings.
Our Tomakin 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 to support your well-being. 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
30 minutes = $60
60 minutes = $90
90 minutes =$120
Current Opening Hours for 2019
14 Reid Street, Tomakin, NSW 2537
Monday 9:30am to 7:30pm (with Matt or Monica)
Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:45pm (with Matt)
Friday 9:30am to 7:30pm (with Matt or Monica)
Saturday 9am to 2pm (with Matt or Monica)
We may be able to accommodate other appointment times negotiated on an individual basis. Please call us to see if we can help you.
Please note: We do not offer an individual mobile massage service, however, corporate massage packages can be arranged.
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 17 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.
Monica will continue study in 2019 of:
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 thorough 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 (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). 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 daily vinyasa yoga practice, running on the beach, cycling, bushwalking, gardening, ocean swimming, playing classical guitar, photography, art making and mindfulness.
About Matthew Robertson - Remedial 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 new massage therapist. He will be available for massages from April 2019.
Matt is currently completing his:
Matt is an accredited instructor and Nidan (second level black belt) in Aikido (Kenkyukai, Moruya NSW) and Jujutsu (International Jujutsu Institute, Moruya, NSW) (Japanese martial arts). Matt enjoys daily yoga practice, 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