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Tiempe helps Clear Duck look good and feel even better
by Clear Duck, the Altrincham Duck Team
Sometimes even ducks need a bit of pampering and Clear Duck got just that on a recent visit to Tiempe, a new ‘east meets west’ beauty experience on Washway Road in Sale.
Located within the Acuhealth building (home of acupuncture and holistic medicine), Tiempe combines the best of traditional Chinese medicine with Western scientific techniques to bring a comprehensive range of natural rejuvenation treatments.
Stepping through the door of the Acuhealth Centre, eastern-infused aromas and gentle oriental music immediately transport you to a place of calm and tranquillity - the perfect ambience before being greeted by Tracey, owner of Tiempe. With degrees in Chemistry and acupuncture, and trained in western aesthetics and semi-permanent make-up, Tracey herself researched and developed the ‘east meets west’ concept of acuesthetics that she provides.
During the required in-depth consultation covering all aspects of health, diet, wellness and skin issues, it’s clear Tracey has extensive knowledge, and a passion for helping people (and ducks!) feel good about themselves. It was agreed a gentle mandelic acid peel with its antibacterial properties would work well for Clear Duck whose sometimes oily skin can be prone to spots - it’s also a good choice for anyone new to having chemical peels. The aim being to bring some healthy colour to Clear Duck’s face, which was looking a little pale and lacklustre.
Before all treatments at Tiempe, everyone receives a Zen Korean Hand balancing and toning therapy where small acupressure discs on plasters are applied to both hands, and a Su Jok ring is provided to self-massage fingers during treatment. It certainly all helped Clear Duck get right into the zone.
Tracey uses state of the art equipment – after the mandelic peel is applied and left to rest, the Hydro Spa and Ultrasonic scrubber scrape the skin, cleansing pores and removing dead skin cells. Then a serum is gently applied, Clear Duck breathed in the soft floral notes of the rose and glycerine serum before oxygen therapy was used to push it further into the pores.
You are made to feel completely at ease throughout the whole experience at Tiempe, Tracey takes the time to explain everything so you understand what is being used, why and the benefits to you – all in a way that you understand and are happy with.
Clear Duck was given the opportunity to sample the Illumination LED face mask, a form of light therapy that uses different wavelengths to repair the skin at a cellular level. It helps do amazing things to the skin like reduce inflammation, even out skin tone, assist with anti-ageing, increase circulation and help reduce acne. Yes, it looks a little unusual, but it’s very comfortable and easy to wear while you lie back and relax.
By the time the mask was taken off, Clear Duck could already feel the difference with her skin, it felt tighter and plumper. Tracey explained it was because it was hydrated, but she was not done yet. She finished the treatment with an express FaceFit™ workout and massage – working her fingers across the face, pinching the skin to bring the blood vessels to the top for a healthy, rosy redness. It felt great!
And right at the end, the icing on the cake or rather the ice on the face was an iced serum – yes freezing cold ice massaged to the skin to constrict the pores. It was very cold and tingly but felt amazing. Even before looking in the mirror, Clear Duck felt a million dollars, proving Tracey’s philosophy of feeling good on the inside to look fabulous on the outside.
The serums and creams used at Tiempe have all been developed by Tracey using natural ingredients. She also gives you plenty of advice for looking after your skin once you go home, with practical tips for swapping chemical-based products for natural ones.
There was just enough time to peek in the mirror before leaving - Clear Duck’s skin had a noticeable glow and healthy sheen; she felt completely revitalised, rejuvenated and as elegant as a swan.
52-54 Washway Rad