Reiki & Reflexology


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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural, non-invasive healing art that is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, Reflexology provides an increase in circulation, a reduction of stress and tension, and helps promote the natural functioning of the body. 

While the client relaxes in a comfortable position, the Reflexologist will work on the bare feet, using precise finger and thumb technique to stimulate the reflexes on both feet to encourage the entire body to come back into balance. 

A Reflexology session usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. Reflexology is completely safe for everyone. The basic technique and the length of the session may, however, need to be modified for the very young, the aged or the extremely ill.



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What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on healing that increases energy, reduces pain, and produces deep relaxation and a general feeling of well-being. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve health and enhance the quality of life. 

A Reiki session consists of the practitioner placing his/her hands on the client, who sits or lies comfortably and is fully clothed. The client usually feels a sense of heat where the practitioner's hands are placed. 

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Reiki is beneficial to a large number of ailments, both physical and emotional. It is particularly effective in the case of injuries and after surgery; the healing energy seems to assist the body in the natural regeneration process.

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About the Reflexologist

Ellen Dickson holds two degrees from Queen’s University: Bachelor of Science in Biology, and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English with a minor in Computing Science. She has also done graduate level work in Anatomy, Histology and Biochemistry. 

She has been a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner since 1997, and obtained her certification in Foot Reflexology in 1999 with the Reflexology Association of Canada. She began her reflexology practice as a volunteer at the Woodstock Women’s Emergency Centre, giving free treatments to women who were victims of abuse.  

In 2004, she did her first triathlon, and has been going strong ever since, doing both summer and winter races, as well as working part-time in the fitness industry. She is also a volunteer taekwon-do instructor and soccer coach.

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Office Location & Hours 

ArchAngels services are available by appointment only, afternoons, evenings and weekends



Activator Chiropractic Clinic

1200 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa, Ontario



ArchAngels Barrhaven

24 Otten Drive, Nepean, Ontario



Email for more information. 




Combination Reflexology & Reiki Session


Reiki only (Barrhaven Location only)

by donation (i.e. sliding scale)


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In keeping with Ellen's commitment to health and fitness, the following organizations qualify for a 10% discount on Reflexology and Reflexology/Reiki combo sessions. 

bulletEmployees of GoodLife Fitness
bulletStudents & Instructors of Trigger's Taekwon-Do Health & Fitness and Eastwind Budo Life Centre
bulletParticipants & Organizers of Somersault Events (just show your race bib!)

Print and fill in the following coupon to get your discount!


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