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Recently I went along to see skincare and Traditional Chinese Medicine guru, John Tsagaris, to experience one of his exclusive Beauty Accupunture treatments and I am going to put this out there right now, it was 100% amazing in every way! Here is the wonder that is John Tsagaris.
Spending time with him feels a bit like being in the presence of someone other-wordly, with ancient wisdom, yet at the same time really relatable and lovely to chat to. It’s a strange combination of emotion but very pleasant to experience indeed.
The John Tsagaris, Signature Beauty Acupuncture treatment is a treatment like no other. Although it is an anti-ageing facial, the whole body is treated for maximum effect. Described as a “non-toxic, skin restructuring and rejuvenating procedure”, it addresses both the superficial signs of premature ageing, and the true internal causes of ageing. It does this by stimulating body’s own healing power to repair the skin.
John started by placing super-fine needles in strategic ‘acu-points’ on my body at which point I started to feel the most overwhelming waves of…what was it now?…Oh I know! It was relaxation!Total and utter involuntary relaxation. It was absolutely incredible – waves of relaxation started rolling down my body – it’s the only way I can describe it.
Next John began to place the needles in my face. There were absolutely tonnes of them but no pain at all. There was very slight momentary stinging in more sensitive areas but nothing to speak of really. As the needles go in, the skin instantly starts working to repair itself and the healing process begins. There’s an increased flow of oxygen and the body releases powerful anti-inflammatories which promote detoxification and the production of new collagen and elastin.
With all the needles in place, the treatment then switched to LED Light Therapy to further enhance the skin’s natural repair process. John used Green LED Light which works really well on hyper-pigmentation and helps to brighten and even out the complexion. This part of the treatment is a bit hazy to be truthful because I completely fell asleep! That rarely happens to me and it was most surprising under the circumstances.
I think after this I received a facial massage once the needles were removed, but I am going to be honest and say that it was all a bit dream-like to really remember! What I do know is that my skin looked absolutely amazing. Although I was expecting a glow, I kind of imagined some redness or even some swelling, but nothing of the sort. I had glowing, smooth, calm and very even looking skin. It was quite incredible.
I walked out into Knightsbridge (after telling John’s assistant almost drunkenly how much I loved him) without a scrap of makeup on. I checked again in the day light and yes, my skin was amazing. I also felt like I’d had a really good night’s sleep – I was notably more refreshed and energised. Well what a bonus that was! I actually went to dinner that night with no skin makeup, just a touch of eyes and lips. That’s a first!
Now I had a one-off treatment but a course of treatments is recommended. The John Tsagaris Signature Beauty Acupuncture Treatment is £275 for 60 minutes and there are offers available on treatment courses. Individual customisation is available after the initial consultation.
A bit of info on John – he’s a highly-qualified doctor of Chinese Medicine and holds an Honours Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combined with Human Bioscience; he also holds a postgraduate diploma in skin disorders and beauty care. He has extensive experience in applied Chinese Medicine, including placements in Xi Yuan and Yi Yuan Hospitals in Beijing, China, where he specialised in Dermatology, Gynaecology, Cardiology and Geriatrics.
For more information, visit johntsagaris.co.uk. I honestly cannot recommend this treatment enough. It was indescribably good in terms of how good my skin looked, how great I felt and how privileged I felt to have spent time with John and his innate ability to know exactly what the right treatment for me was! As I said, quite incredible.
Also I can’t quite cope with the excitement I’m feeling about the fact that John Tsagaris is set to launch his own skincare range. WATCH THIS SPACE!
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