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 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 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.
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Life lessons from Sedona

I’m sitting in Sedona AZ and thought this was probably as good of a time as ever to begin my blog. If you have never been to Sedona it’s a very special place. It’s very beautiful and the red rock is unlike any other place on earth I’ve ever been. I’m here taking another John F Barnes Myofascial Release course. This one focuses on the Cervical Thoracic part of the body. Which is from the top of your head to your hips. I’ve taken other courses before and this work molds extremely well with my work as a Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching Master Trainer.

This trip I am learning much deeper things about myself. For those that know me, I’m a bit of a control freak. For me to be able to let go and begin to unwind all of my past fascial restrictions is huge.

For those that are unfamiliar with the term “Fascia” It is a three dimensional web that intertwines all through your body. It encompasses everything, separates everything, and conducts everything in your entire body. Think of an orange when you peel it open. This is exactly how fascia separates all of the structures in your body.

Fascial restrictions can cause unbelieveable problems in your body, these can happen due to trauma, injury, even emotional issues can get trapped and cause fascial problems. Those thoughts are energy too. They are transmitted throughout your body through electrical synapses. So basically everything can effect restrict fascia. My emotional response that presents itself as fascial restriction is fear.

I am learning during this seminar that I have allowed fear to control so much in my life, and it isn’t right. It’s keeping me from being able to live the life I really should be. Fear encompasses so much and means such different things to people. Last night my friend suggested I play a game when I was alone later. I called it the “And,and,and,” game. It’s not an easy game at all. Basically, you start by writing something down about your life. I think I started with something I don’t like about myself. AND a million “ANDS” later I came to the conclusion that so much for me is based upon fear. Fear about getting on the plane, fear of taking the wrong turn on a trail alone, fear of taking chances, fear of not taking chances, fear of people not accepting you, fear of the dark, and so on. Fear can be crippling really. It can disguise itself as strength sometimes, and I’m not saying I’m not strong. I just know this lesson isn’t about strength.

There is a saying that goes “Do one thing a day that scares you.” That’s a pretty powerful tiny sentence. So I challenge you to play the “And,and,and,” game and see what you come up with. It’s a great way to get started seeing more clearly and understanding how to break out of the patterns we force ourselves into.