Estelle Harford

Estelle Harford

Stretch Therapist

Estelle Website PicEstelle Harford 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 experienced due to muscular tension 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. What Estelle discovered is a revolutionary technique that utilizes a person’s own resistance in the strengthening and elongating of muscles. Through assisted stretching sessions, Ki-Hara develops flexibility and offers strength training and core focus all in one work out. One of only 25 KI-Hara Master Trainers globally, Estelle and Stellar Strength has 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’. As Chicago’s “Stretch Therapist”, Estelle has been featured in Chicago Social Magazine and Modern Luxury 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. Whether your goal is weight loss, rehabilitation through resistance stretching or muscle tone and definition, Estelle is committed to consistently putting every client first. She enjoys working closely with the elite 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, Arthritis, Neck, Back and Shoulder problems, Migraine Headaches, Knee pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. “Everyone should have the tools available to positively take responsibility for their health and impact their life in a positive direction. We should not feel overwhelmed by the information. We should all be able to live as pain free as possible.”