Stellar Strength is now based in Atlanta, Georgia!

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
  • feels great

Please visit www.stellarstrength.com to learn more or contact Estelle Harford at 630-730-1410Stellar Strength and Wellness is an Atlanta, GA. based business.  Sessions are offered in studio or in the comfort of your own home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Fascia?

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:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Scar Tissue
  • Knee pain
  • 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
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My newest addiction, Avocado Caprese Toast

Avocado Caprese Toast

I am always tweaking things and trying to come up with the healthiest versions of food I love. This is a simple, incredible lunch I created last week with healthy ingredients I had on hand. I got so many positive responses, I wanted to share it here for reference. Let me know what you think or how you have changed it to suit your tastes more.

 

 

Ingredients:

One small Baguette sliced lengthwise and toasted

Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, as much as you like or you can omit for a vegan version

One half of a ripe Avocado, smashed

A few sliced Organic Grape Tomatoes

A few fresh Basil leaves

Your favorite Extra Virgin Olive Oil to drizzle

Fresh cracked Black Pepper and Celtic Sea Salt

I toasted the baguette under a broiler first, then put the cheese on and allowed that to get a bit warm and melted.

I smashed the avocado, put the tomatoes and basil on top of it. I drizzled a bit of extra virgin olive oil on top and salt and pepper.