Today we’d like to introduce you to Estelle Harford.
Estelle is an accomplished and nationally recognized wellness consultant with a multi-faceted approach that began with her work as a personal trainer. Dedicating herself to increasing the strength and dexterity of her clients in a gym setting, Estelle increasingly witnessed the pain they were in due to muscular tension and imbalances. With the goal of alleviating the limitations she observed in her clients, Estelle sought out a method 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. What Estelle discovered is a revolutionary technique that utilizes a person’s own resistance in the strengthening and elongating of muscles. Through assisted sessions Estelle helps you develop flexibility, increase range of motion and offers strength training and core focus all in one session. One of only 30 Ki-Hara Master Trainers globally.
Estelle also completed the rigorous and esteemed training to become a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release practitioner. Estelle and Stellar Strength and Wellness has been described nationally in the Huffington Post as one of “The Ten New Workouts You Need to Try.” Her work has been praised on “PURE WOW”, 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. As ‘Chicago’s Stretch Therapist’, Estelle has been featured in “Chicago Social” magazine multiple times, and Modern Luxury. She has shared her expertise with the local community on ABC7 HealthBeat Chicago.
Estelle has recently opened a studio in Atlanta, Georgia and has already been listed by “The Atlantan,” as one of its city’s “Dynanic Women.” Estelle is passionate about helping people live pain free, active, healthy lives.
Has it been a smooth road? My path is definitely not a traditional one. It has been filled with many bumps. It has been well worth it. What I do is very rare and not well known yet. My challenge is to educate people about what I do and how I can holistically help them rebalance and strengthen their body. It’s taken over a decade of hard work. I feel very fortunate to have something I am extremely passionate about.
So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Stellar Strength and Wellness story. Tell us more about the business. Stellar Strength was founded on the principle that everybody is unique. I pull from my years of experience to help remove painful layers of tension and help restore strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance to your body. I solve muscular imbalances that may have been holding you back. I always listen to my clients and never have an agenda in regards to their path of healing and progress.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade? I am positive that people will begin to seek more holistic approaches to pain, and healing. I’ve already seen a shift. So many fascial restrictions and limitations can be solved and released without surgery or invasive options. The goal is to find a practitioner that cares and knows how to help you best.
Please contact for pricing. Sessions begin at 150$
I haven’t ever met a golfer that wasn’t interested in improving their game. Golf is a sport that is extremely intricate, and always presents new challenges. It can be the course, the weather or YOU! I am here to introduce you to an incredible, secret tool that can help you immeasurably.
Ki-Hara Master Trainer Estelle Harford has recently relocated to Atlanta, and can help you accomplish your game goals.
Ki-Hara is a unique method of eccentric flexibility, strength training, and core stabilization that is used to help athletes improve. It also corrects muscular substitution, which might be significantly impacting your game.
With the help of a Ki-Hara Master Trainer, you will decrease pain, eliminate painful muscular substitution, increase range of motion, flexibility, strength and core capability. All of these advance your game.
In golf, one needs the ability to quickly access muscles and rotate powerfully through specific joint rotations. If you can’t use these muscles properly you will have a lot of unnecessary frustration. You should be able to quickly execute these movements to get the most torque, control and precision in your swing. If not corrected this will translate into fault in your swing as well as other problems.
Aside from being strong; to be a successful golfer it is imperative that one has FLEXIBILITY! You need chest, shoulder, lattissimus dorsi (lats) and backrange of motion and flexibility. Your arm must be able to fully cross far enough in front of your body to allow for a proper backswing. Range of motion is extremely important to be able to get your body into good positioning. You have to be strong enough to have the power behind your backswing to make the ball travel a far distance.
Hip mobility and glute strength are often overlooked. There are many people that have extremely tight and restricted hip flexor and psoas muscles. One of the things these muscles do is, allow your hips to properly rotate internally and externally. This contributes to the ability to control sway and early extension. You have to be able to rotate your body in all planes of motion. If you can’t, you run the risk of injuring yourself because you are forcing other areas of your body to take unnecessary torque and joint stress.
You might be frustrated and feel like you are doing “everything correctly” and still not getting what you want out of your game. It is extremely likely you have muscular compensations occurring in your body, which are inhibiting your improvement. If these are not corrected they will impair performance and can lead to injury. Ki-Hara can be the missing link to perfecting your game. Working with a Master Trainer is the best way to determine what is happening in your own body and to create a program for correcting these issues.
Estelle Harford of Stellar Strength and Wellness is a Movement Therapist and a nationally recognized Ki-Hara Master Trainer. She has recently relocated to the Atlanta area from Chicago. She is the only Ki-Hara Master Trainer in Georgia. Please call to set up an appointment at 630-730-1410. She offers in-home sessions as well as studio sessions. www.stellarstrength.com, Estelle@stellarstrength.com
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.