Eric Huffman~ the Healing Samurai
Deep Heart Reflexology and Owner of Healing Samurai LLC
Eric Huffman is the founder and creator of Deep Heart Reflexology, an energy based body therapy system for healing and wellness. Deep Heart Reflexology is an original blend of Japanese foot reflexology, moxa therapy, aroma therapy, gemstone therapy, healing sound therapy, and energy clearing. He has been studying, practicing, and teaching meditation and yoga for over 25 years and has always had a sense of giving love and assistance to all he comes in contact with.
Deep Heart Reflexology primarily focuses on pressing reflex points on the feet which connect to all the various parts of the body. It is a pressure point body system which combines both Eastern and Western reflexology, acupressure, aroma therapy, and sound vibration for a complete holistic treatment. Through the feet, Eric can release tensions through out the body, improve circulation, help release mental and emotional challenges, and balance the subtle qi energy flow.
In 2002, Eric was fortunate to train with foot reflexology master, Ando Haruki sensei, as his full time apprentice. Known for creating his original foot reflexology health modality, it was a rare opportunity to train with a teacher of his status. Eric was honored as Ando sensei’s first apprentice. For 10 months, Eric trained everyday at his clinic and attended his school every Sunday. Upon graduating, Eric received the highest honor of the white robe called a "hakama", seldom given to a westerner. This is considered to be a great honor and is a symbol of mastering a skill.
Since then, Eric has been giving sessions and teaching Deep Heart Reflexology in Chicago.
Eric has had a passion for meditation since age 19. He has studied with many meditation teachers, sages, and enlightened ones and loves sharing his insights and experiences with those who are interested.
Currently, Eric offers private Deep Heart Reflexology sessions at his office studio in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Eric offers a variety of private and group classes on reflexology, meditation, yoga, qi gong, and holistic health. Eric often leads lectures, workshops, and retreats through out the mid-west, Hawaii, and in Japan.
Eric has been featured on WICU's "You & Me This Morning", Luxury Spa Finder Magazine, Daily Candy, UR Chicago, and Metromix's CLTV cable station.
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In honor of my great teachers of meditation and personal development who have helped me along the way...
From 1996 to 2000, Eric lived and studied with Bob Raymer (Master of Kriya Yoga) at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center. Eric served as the music director, yoga instructor, and assistant meditation advisor; leading group meditation classes. Being with Bob assisted Eric to a deeper understanding of meditation and yoga.
H.H. Gayuna Cealo:
In 2002, Eric met H.H. Gayuna Cealo, a Buddhist monk who made all the arrangements for Eric to study reflexology in Japan. Eric simultaneously trained with Cealo for months on meditation, healing, and Cealo's Way of Charity called Direct Action. Cealo's guidance has been a great assistance in Eric's path of DH Reflexology.
University: Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in communications.
Yoga Training: Eric is a certified hatha yoga instructor through GLTYA yoga (www.goldenlotusyoga.org).
Foundation for Global Harmony USA
Eric Huffman proudly supports the charitable works of the Foundation for Global Harmony-USA a NPO which assists children in third world countries by providing food, clothing, medical supplies, and education.
A percentage of all proceeds from DH Reflexology goes to support the charitable work done in Sri Lanka and S.E. Asia.
For more information on Foundation for Global Harmony click here.