Estelle Harford is an accomplished and nationally recognized wellness consultant with a multi faceted approach that began with her work as a Super Slow personal trainer. Dedicating herself to increasing the strength and dexterity of her clients in a gym setting, Estelle increasingly witnessed the pain they experienced due to muscular tension, fascial restrictions and imbalances.
With the goal of alleviating the limitations she observed in her clients, Estelle sought out a modality that would facilitate the efficient, healthy and effortless movement she and her clients desired. She found exactly what she was looking for in the discipline of Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching. She completed the rigorous training to become one of very few Master Trainers.
What Estelle discovered is a revolutionary technique that utilizes a person’s own resistance in the strengthening, toning, balancing and elongating of muscles. Through assisted sessions at the Master Level, Estelle helps develop flexibility, range of motion, strength training and core focus all in one.
Estelle is also a trained John F. Barnes Myofascial Release practitioner (JFB MFR). This is an incredible highly specialized fascial release protocol that has been described as “Therapeutic Artistry.” John F. Barnes Myofascial Release is truly the future of healing.
Estelle treats the person as a whole. One of only 25 Ki-Hara Master Trainers globally and the only one incorporating JFB MFR into her practice, Estelle and Stellar Strength have been described nationally in the Huffington Post, as one of “The Ten New and Unexpected Workouts to Try.”
Her work has been praised ‘because it doesn’t involve equipment, is only as hard as you want it to be and helps your body feel healthier and move better,’ on Pure WOW. As Chicago’s “Stretch Therapist,” Estelle has been featured in Chicago Social Magazine and Modern Luxury multiple times and has shared her expertise and enthusiasm for fitness with the local community on ABC7 HealthBeat Chicago. Estelle is also a certified TRX trainer and has studied at Kendall College’s Culinary Institute to expand her passion for healthy living into the kitchen.
Estelle enjoys working closely with the elite or professional athlete, the weekend warrior and those who have the goal of standing up with ease. She designs programs distinct to each individual’s needs in order to help them achieve extremely specific goals.
She sees clients with a multitude of concerns, ranging from Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Plantar Fasciitis, TMJ, Arthritis, Chronic or Acute Neck, Back and Shoulder problems, Migraine Headaches, Knee pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Whether your goal is weight loss, myofascial release, reduction in pain, rehabilitation through resistance stretching or muscle tone and definition, Estelle is committed to working with you to achieve your goals.