Who are we?
I'm Maria, a vegan level 5 Clinical and Sports massage therapist and well-being practitioner based in Brighton and I offer a range of in-clinic massage treatments at Brighton & Hove Therapies to assist with pain and injury. In addition, I offer complementary therapies to support your well-being; when you'd like some 'you time'. In my spare time I run marathons and ultra marathons (over 160 to date) an I am a member of Vegan Runners UK. I am also a British Cycling Coach and Breeze Champion, leading and promoting rides for women locally. From sports people to office workers or gardeners and labourers; I can help you.
What do I sell?
I work in a clinic at Brighton & Hove Therapies and in offices and at events.
I offer a variety of treatments from deep tissue to clinical and sports massage, as well as complementary therapies and on site chair massage that enhance and support your well-being.
Why am I Ethicul?
I became a vegetarian in the 1980’s and have been vegan for the last 8 years or so. I became veggie and then vegan on compassionate grounds, but having achieved so many sporty goals, I have to give some credit to my plant-based diet. I am concerned for the planet and have made it my mission to be as eco-friendly as possible. Last year, I decided to forego foreign holidays and signed a ‘no flying’ agreement.
COVID-19 has meant that I have had to change the way I work drastically. My insurers insist that I wear disposable PPE. I'm still working on perfect solutions and this is what I've managed to do so far to cut down on my carbon footprint:
- Biodegradable nitral gloves, aprons and compostable bags for laundry.
- Vegan, eco-friendly free massage waxes.
- Light Hamen towels have replaced heavy towels to save energy and water.
- Kinesio tapes and other products when used are confirmed vegan friendly.
Where can you find me?
My website and bookings can be found on my website: www.mariapali.co.uk. Brighton & Hove Therapies are based at 1 The Offices, 10 Fleet St, BN1 4ZE.