My name is Simon James and I am a fully qualified Clinical Reflexologist based on Tyneside in the UK. 

My Mission

My mission is to provide Clinical Reflexology treatments to the highest of professional standards which leave my clients feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.

My Story

In 2005 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer. (Following extensive surgery and chemotherapy, I'm glad to say that I'm still clear!) 

I began reflexology treatments as part of my recovery and became convinced of the effectiveness of this amazing therapy.

So - after nearly 20 years of learning to appreciate the personal benefits of reflexology from experienced Western and Eastern practitioners from the UK and Hong Kong, I decided to train as a reflexologist myself.

I studied for a Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Reflexology at the prestigious Complementary Therapy School in Edinburgh and in December 2022 I graduated with a Distinction.

I am a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT), The Association of Reflexologists (MAR) and of  Professional Reflexology (PRM).  I am also on the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Register (CNHCReg).  

Through the Association of Reflexologists I am listed in the NHS Listing directory which is the official NHS England directory of therapists used by the public and healthcare professionals to identify high quality professional practitioners. Check my listing here.

I have full professional indemnity cover and am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) so you know your data is protected.. 

​Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the
feet and hands which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Some
practitioners may also include work on points found in the face and ears. Reflexology works on
an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and

During a typical reflexology session the reflexologist will take a detailed medical history.
Sessions are usually performed in a comfortable chair or couch. If it is to be performed on the
feet, the client will be asked to remove footwear and socks but other forms of reflexology require
no removal of clothing. The practitioner will make a visual and tactile examination of the area to
be worked before beginning the precise reflexology massage movements. The particular types
of movements involved require the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and

Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience where you can take time out from
everyday pressures. The therapist’s expert touch will help you relax which can help improve
mood, aid sleep and relieve tension. The result is an overall sense of wellbeing.


It is important to choose a qualified reflexologist who has undertaken all the necessary training
to understand the theory and practice of reflexology.

You can check whether a reflexologist is registered with the Complementary & Natural
Healthcare Council 
(CNHC) by searching the register at By choosing
reflexologists who are registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly
trained, qualified and insured.

I am registered with the CNHC (No: CNHC07901)


Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet.

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Clinics at The Retreat in Whickham - Sundays and Tuesdays

I work all day on Sunday and on Tuesday mornings at Jo Pagan's brilliant salon in Whickham, Gateshead.

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Clinics at Holistic Haven in Boldon - Thursdays

I work every other Thursday at the lovely Holistic Haven in East Boldon.

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Clinics at IDOS Health in St Peter's Basin Newcastle Upon Tyne - Thursdays

I work at IDOS on alternate Thursdays.

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Clinics at AM Space in Newcastle - Fridays and Saturdays

I work at the inspiring AM Space in central Newcastle on one Friday and one Saturday each month. Please contact me if you'd like another day

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Home Visits

On occasions, I do home visits on Tyneside. Please contact me for further details.


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For every reflexology treatment booked or voucher ordered, we plant a tree with JUST ONE Tree. Climate change affects us all. Trees are an effective way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. JUST ONE Tree makes it easy for us all to do exactly that. Together we can solve the problem.

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Here are a few of the more common conditions that can be supported through Reflexology:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Headaches and migraines
Stress & tension
Hay fever & other allergies
Women’s health
PMT, PMS & menstrual problems
Hormonal imbalances
High blood pressure
Insomnia & sleep disorders
Back pain

It is usually safe to have Reflexology alongside conventional medicine, but if you are currently having any medical treatment please speak to your GP before booking an appointment.
Charges vary according to the location and the length of the appointment. My standard charge for a 60-90 minutes session is between £45.00 and £60.00. I accept cards, cash or bank transfers
Not everyone can have reflexology.

It is contraindicated in patients with a history of circulatory issues such as high blood pressure, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, phlebitis and gout; skin infections and undiagnosed headaches.

If you have any questions about whether reflexology is for you, do get in touch.
  • Gateshead, England, United Kingdom