Perhaps you would like to combine relaxation massage with aromatherapy massage? Or have a shiatsu combined with some remedial therapy. During our consultation process, we will work out what the best treatment is for you. Current Opening Hours for Monday from 10am to 7: 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 six 6 months from date of purchase. Monica has also studied individual term units at: Monica Gallacher has 16 years of clinical experience in remedial massage and related modalities.
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. Canberra Business Point Awards: Microenterprise Category Winner, Monica is currently enrolled in: Monica has completed the following units: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 Neuroscience for Health Practice Monica has a strong focus on preventative health care for people over 40 years of age, and is studying to improve her knowledge and clinical practice in support of her clients to maintain health and fitness throughout their life.
Monica also has experience in elite sports massage, injury management and rehabilitation. Monica has had a total hip replacement herself and as a result, has a very keen understanding of osteoarthritic and degenerative conditions including pre and post operative care. Monica has practiced martial arts since 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.
Monica also enjoys running on the beach, cycling, bushwalking, gardening, ocean swimming, playing classical guitar, photography, art making and a balanced, healthy lifestyle. About Matthew Robertson - "everything-except-massage" person 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 now also our trainee massage therapist. 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. Testimonials 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!
I saw Monica again a few days later for another massage and by the following day I was pretty much perfect. Major industrial areas of Wagga Wagga include the northern suburb of Bomen and the eastern suburb of East Wagga Wagga.
Thomas Mitchell , the surveyor who served under Lord Wellington named many of the streets after Peninsula War veterans. Wagga Wagga has a temperate climate with hot dry summers and cool to cold winters. Winters can be cold by Australian standards with the mean maximum temperature falling in July to Fog and heavy frosts are common in the winter while snow is a very rare occurrence. The hottest temperature on record is Wagga Wagga has In the city recorded anomalous maximum of Wagga Wagga has a mean annual rainfall of This rainfall is distributed fairly equally over the 12 months.
The Aboriginal inhabitants of the Wagga Wagga region were the Wiradjuri people and the term "Wagga" and derivatives of that word in the Wiradjuri aboriginal language is thought to mean crow. To create the plural, the Wiradjuri repeat a word, thus 'Wagga Wagga' translates to 'the place of many crows'. European exploration of the future site of Wagga Wagga began in with the arrival of Captain Charles Sturt during his expedition along the Murrumbidgee River. Other settlers followed, with all of them initially squatting on the land illegally but by the colonial government regulated the tenure of land and established a licensing scheme.
By the town was marked out by surveyor Thomas Scott Townsend and formally gazetted as a village. Wagga Wagga grew quickly, reaching a population of in and during that decade a number of hotels and stores opened, as well as professional services in the form of banks, solicitors, doctors and dentists.
For a short time, the arrival of faster, cheaper and more reliable riverboats allowed goods to be transported more easily to export markets. The riverboat era ended when the New South Wales government extended the railway line to North Wagga Wagga in and across the river to Wagga Wagga itself in Gas lighting was installed throughout the streets of Wagga Wagga in , although once again North Wagga Wagga was neglected.
By , a town waterworks and reservoir was established although water quality remained a problem. Poor sanitation caused a horrific stench in the town and was blamed for a large increase in infectious diseases such as typhoid fever in the s and early s.
In the Council approved a sewerage scheme and by most of the main streets were sewered. A free public library was opened in and the Council began to establish parklands such as Bolton Park and the Town Hall Gardens. In September local residents formed a committee for the construction of a pile bridge over the Murrumbidgee River.
After the New South Wales Government refused to support this type of bridge the committee decided to finance it themselves.
The bridge was completed in October and opened on 27 October at just over 91 metres long and 7 metres wide. In the New South Wales Government purchased the bridge and it was demolished in The bridge served the Wagga Wagga community for over years until 16 August when it was closed and fenced off to the public due to the bridge being declared a safety risk after one of the trusses failed.
With its increasing prosperity and population, Wagga Wagga and the surrounding district became a place of interest to several infamous bushrangers. Moonlite and his gang escaped a police pursuit only to be captured at another nearby property when police from the neighbouring townships of Gundagai and Adelong arrived.
Along with most of the Riverina region, the majority of Wagga Wagga residents supported the federation of the Australian colonies, in large part due to the prospect of free trade across colonial borders. In , a group of residents promoted Wagga Wagga for consideration as the site of the future national capital due to its location equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne and its ample water supply.
Despite the bid's lack of success, in the referendum Wagga Wagga residents voted strongly in favour of federation. During World War I the town was the starting point of the "Kangaroo March", one of a series of snowball marches conducted in New South Wales during the war where groups of recruits would march toward Sydney and appeal to men in the towns along the route to join them and enlist in the Australian Imperial Force.
After the war some of the area around Wagga Wagga was designated for settlement by returned soldiers , who faced insurmountable difficulties due to poor and unwatered land, lack of farming experience and lack of access to markets. Many walked off the land after years of backbreaking work. A suburb consisting of tents and crude huts, known as "Tent Town", developed along the river providing housing for the poorer residents of Wagga Wagga.
Throughout the Riverina in early , a series of rallies were organised by the movement, culminating in a great meeting in Wagga Wagga on 28 February The meeting called on the State and Federal governments to alleviate the concerns of producers in the district or hold a referendum to determine if the Riverina should secede.
The movement petered out following the dismissal of Lang in and the recovery of the regional economy. A major Australian Army camp was constructed at Kapooka in and one year later there were 8, troops in training there with Wagga taking on the characteristics of a garrison town. After the war, Wagga Wagga grew steadily and was proclaimed a city on 17 April Suburbs such as Turvey Park and Kooringal were developed to the south of the city and in the s, residential growth expanded to cover areas such as Tolland and Lake Albert.
The main commercial district also moved south to the Baylis Street end with the development of the Sturt Mall in The City Council developed a series of industrial areas including areas for service and general industries, and agricultural processing and noxious industries were established in a new industrial estate in Bomen. In the s the defence bases in Wagga Wagga again became an important part of the city. The Army camp at Kapooka was reopened as a recruit training centre from , a role it maintains to this day.
The levee was designed to provide protection from floods at levels expected once every one hundred years. North Wagga Wagga was initially excluded from protection however by another levee was constructed to protect the village, although at a lower standard. In , following pressure from the Wagga Wagga community for a university, the teachers' college established in became the Riverina College of Advanced Education and was relocated to a site adjacent to the Wagga Agricultural College, with which it amalgamated in The flag is officially square.
The upper quarter of it contains eight stalks of wheat positioned so as to form two capital letters W on a vert green field. The lower quarter of the upper half of the flag contains a wavy blue line on gold yellow representing the river winding through the wheat fields.
The lower half of the flag contains the head of a ram positioned centrally on a vert green field. Other factors include Wagga's role as a regional centre and its hosting of major defence establishments and a Charles Sturt University campus. The population is reasonably homogenous with only 6. Wagga Wagga is home to immigrants from England 1. The indigenous population at the census was 2, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. In religion, Wagga Wagga is predominantly Christian, with the major religious denominations being Catholic Wagga attracts people from all over the Riverina and southwestern New South Wales to its shopping facilities.
It is the major support city for over , people who live across the region. Wagga has a large Home Base located on the Sturt Highway. Wagga's central business district, with both Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets and other surrounding streets, offers hundreds of speciality retailers including national chains such as Big W , Myer and Target Country. The dairy company Fonterra Formerly Murrumbidgee Dairy Products  , is based on the Sturt Highway which is a supplier of dairy products in the Riverina, Other major industries include Cargill and Heinz which are in the suburb of Bomen.
The Australian Army base at Kapooka includes the Army Recruit Training Centre , where general enlistment members of the Australian Army undertake their initial training. The sole provider of higher education in Wagga Wagga is the local campus of the multi-campus Charles Sturt University , located on the outskirts of the suburb of Estella.
The university was established on 1 July  following the enactment of The Charles Sturt University Act, and involved the merger of several existing separately-administered Colleges of Advanced Education including the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga.
At the time of its establishment it became the ninth university in the state and its inaugural vice-chancellor was C. Blake AO who at the time was the principal of the Riverina College. The commercial contract with the ADF is the largest technical training contract in Australia. Local government for the city is provided by the Wagga Wagga City Council.
The council itself consists of 11 councillors elected for a four-year term and from these a mayor and deputy mayor are elected each year by the council.
Wagga Wagga Airport at Forest Hill has scheduled daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne operated by two carriers, Regional Express and QantasLink bringing approximately , passengers through the region every year. The sealed runway can cater for aircraft up to Boeing and Airbus A Wagga's location approximately midway between Melbourne and Sydney on the " Barassi Line " contributes to high levels of participation in Rugby league , Rugby union and Australian rules football in the town.
Other popular sports in Wagga include soccer, cricket , tennis, and lawn bowls. The Group 9 grand final is a major sport event in Wagga Wagga. The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup , said to be Australia's second oldest thoroughbred horse race , is held in the first week of May. The "Wagga Effect" is a term that has been used frequently in the Australian media to describe the disproportionately large number of elite sportsmen and women that originate from the city.
The 5 o'clock wave is a fictional theory on the reasons for Wagga Wagga's sporting success. The wave is said to continue down river at high speed, and indeed visitors are told it is so powerful that surfers can ride it along the meandering river until it reaches the town of Narrandera.
The Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga forms into a large sandy beach, and is a popular location for swimming, picnics and barbecues during the warmer months. Between and the beach played host to the Gumi Races, where people were encouraged to make rafts from inner tubing and sabotage their competition by throwing rotten eggs and flour at them. Wollundry Lagoon, Lake Albert and parks provide recreational facilities.
The Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens are home to a music bowl, a small zoo with a walk through aviary, a tree chapel, Willans Hill Model Railway and a camellia garden. Located on the banks of the Wollundry lagoon and officially opened in , the Victory Memorial Gardens were established amidst some controversy as a tribute to those who fought and died in World War I. During its design and construction and again after opening the theatre was the subject of severe criticism. Critics lamented the destruction of rose gardens removed to allow construction, the size of the orchestra pit, the amount of seating seats as well as the design of the feature mural.
A considerable refurbishment was carried out in the s and now the theatre is regarded as one of the best in regional Australia, playing host to national and international touring acts. The Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery hosts local collections and travelling exhibitions and has space for an Artist in residence.
The centrepiece of the collection is the National Art Glass Gallery , a nationally significant collection of studio art glass hosted in a separate, specially designed gallery. The collection was first established by the former director of the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Judy Le Lievre in response to a request by the Australia Council for regional galleries to develop a specialised collection to avoid duplication and competition.
The collection consists of around works making it the largest studio glass collection in Australia. Wagga Wagga City Council took over its operations in the late s and it now operates at two sites.
The Historic Council Chambers site on the corner of Baylis and Morrow streets in central Wagga, hosts travelling exhibitions and the main site at the Botanic Gardens is home to the main collection including the Wagga Wagga Sporting Hall of Fame. The museum also has an important collection of memorabilia about the Tichborne Case , including a set of four rare plaster figurines depicting characters from the trial, a complete set of hard-bound court transcripts and a monumental painting entitled The Tichborne Trial painted in by Nathan Hughes, which hangs in the city's council chambers.
The Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival was established in and has featured a range of Australian and international musicians. Notable artists and performers from Wagga Wagga include poet Dame Mary Gilmore , who is featured on the Australian 10 dollar note and veteran actor Bill Kerr.
It was recorded by Tom Davidson and his Orchestra. Wagga has strong cultural ties with three international sister cities which form part of a twinning program. Wagga has captured the interest of writers, novelists and songwriters over the years. Specifically the city's international notoriety surrounding Arthur Orton and the Tichborne Case attracted a visit from Mark Twain when he visited Australia in the s. Humourist Spike Milligan was quite taken with the double-barrelled names of Australian towns, and presented a show called "Australia: From Woy Woy to Wagga Wagga".
In other cases the town's name has been directly referred to as part of the content of songs and novels. For example, the song Don't call Wagga Wagga Wagga , written by Australian country music artists Greg Champion and Jim Haynes , was a minor hit on the Australian country charts and is a light-hearted take on the habit of Australians to refer to double named towns by one name only.
As a regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes , Wagga Wagga is home to a number of regional media outlets. The bulletins are presented from studios in Wollongong and Canberra respectively with reporters and camera crews for both services based in newsrooms in the city. Since , WIN's weeknight bulletin has also included coverage of the Griffith area. In addition, Southern Cross Nine runs a small sales office and airs short local news updates from its Canberra studios throughout the day.
The Daily Advertiser , published Monday to Friday and its sister publication, the Weekend Advertiser , service Wagga and much of the surrounding region. The newspaper was established by two wealthy local pastoralists, Auber George Jones and Thomas Darlow  and first printed on 10 December by editor Frank Hutchison, an Oxford graduate.
Originally printed bi-weekly, by it was tri-weekly and finally became 'daily' on 31 December In the newspaper reduced in size from a broadsheet to a tabloid format. In British musician David A. Stewart confirmed that the famous music duo Eurythmics had formed in Wagga Wagga. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Wagga disambiguation.
City in New South Wales, Australia. List of Wagga Wagga suburbs and localities. History of Wagga Wagga. Mary Gilmore and the history of Wagga Wagga. New South Wales portal. Retrieved 30 NovemberBya town waterworks and reservoir was established although water quality remained a problem. Australian Dictionary of BiographyOnline Edition. Best Value Properties ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data, including traveller ratings, confirmed availability from our partners, prices, booking popularity, location and personal user preferences. Marigold Thai Therapy Gabalfa, Cardiff. Revitalise Massage and Beauty Rumney, Cardiff.