There are only so many hours you can spend on a stationary bike before you’re ready to swear off spin entirely. And don’t even get us started on our park’s monotonous running path. Sometimes you need a change of pace. Good news, we’ve got 10.
7.The New Workout That Stretches You Out
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We may have discovered the ultimate workout: It comes to you, doesn’t involve equipment, is only as hard as you want it to be and helps your body feel healthier and move better. Too easy, right? Well, kinda, but it works. Chicago “stretch therapist” Estelle Harford of Stellar Strength is one of only 25 Global Master Ki-Hara practitioners in the world. The discipline helps eliminate pain, reactivates and releases muscles, builds new muscle and improves what she calls “true flexibility.”
Stellar Strength and Wellness is now available in Atlanta, Georgia as well as Chicago.
Contact Estelle at 630-730-1410 or email@example.com to set up a progressive session and experience her technique.
Estelle Harford of Stellar Strength and Wellness has recently relocated to the Atlanta area from Chicago. She is a Movement Therapist and helps her clients eliminate pain, increase flexibility, range of motion, muscle tone and strength. Estelle is a Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching Master Trainer and a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist. Estelle is the only Ki-Hara Master in the entire state of Georgia. She works closely with clients on a one on one basis and helps those with acute as well as chronic injuries. She has the ability to determine which muscles are not firing properly due to injury, stress or weakness; and neuromuscularly reconnects the pathways so your body is able to work as a whole again. Each session is completely customized for you, as every body is different. Resistance flexibility is a wonderful tool Estelle utilizes that works with the eccentric motion of your body. She is able to release painful tension and limitations in your body. Estelle can help you be more active and get more out of the activities you already love to do. She helps clients improve many activities including; tennis, golf, pilates, and yoga.
Estelle helps clients with a range of symptoms, including back, neck, shoulder and knee pain. Please visit www.stellarstrength.com for a more detailed list. Estelle also offers John F. Barnes Myofascial Release to aid in her clients healing. Fascia is best explained as a 3-dimensional web that interpenetrates everything in your entire body. A high percentage of people experiencing pain or limited range of motion may also be experiencing fascial restrictions or adhesions. If not properly released, the fascia continues to tighten and constrict, eventually affecting many other parts of the body. Bound fascia has the ability to produce 2,000 lbs of pressure per square inch. Releasing this system is extremely important to restore balance and eliminate pain and dysfunction everywhere in the body.
Some of the Benefits of working with Estelle:
gains in flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscular tone and aerobic capacity
improved athletic performance and recovery
creates more powerful, explosive muscles, with core stable movements
more balanced body
removes chronic joint stress and injuries
prevents injury from overstretching
targets specific areas of existing or potential injury
removes painful and sometimes debilitating fascial and muscle tension
realigns the body to improve posture
eliminates both chronic and acute pain
eliminates muscular substitution
greatly increases core stability
great for circulation and inflammation problems
helps flush toxins
eliminates muscular substitution
greater lung capacity
less tension headaches
Please visit www.stellarstrength.com to learn more or contact Estelle Harford at630-730-1410. Stellar Strength and Wellness is an Atlanta, GA. based business. Sessions are offered in studio or in the comfort of your own home.
Fascia is best described as a three dimensional web that runs throughout your entire body. Fascia covers and interpenetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein. It also surrounds all of your internal organs including the heart, lungs brain and spinal cord. Think of the segments of an orange, this best illustrates how your fascial system works and separates everything.
Trauma, environmental stress, repetitive motions, inflammation and injury can all impact how tight and restricted your fascia becomes. Any abnormal tightness binds down your body, making it unable to function the way it was designed to with extremely limited ranges of motion. This creates imbalances, postural compensations, limited range of motion and pain patterns that are seemingly unexplainable. Restricted fascia does NOT show up in typical medical tests.
A high percentage of people experiencing these symptoms may be experiencing fascial restrictions or adhesions. If not released, the fascia continues constrict eventually affecting other parts of the body.
John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFBMFR) is a soft tissue mobilization technique designed to eliminate tension and restrictions causing pain or trauma within the fascial system. It is a hands-on approach done by a qualified JFBMFR therapist by using gentle, sustained, specific pressure. Stellar Strength offers this highly skilled method to clients.
Some of the problems John F. Barnes Myofascial Release helps:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Jaw pain (TMJ)
IT Band issues
Stellar Strength will design an in-home program specifically for you. Reduce stress while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Eliminate tension and stiffness while balancing your body from the inside out. Call to set up a session. 630-730-1410 www.stellarstrength.com