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Ascent Wellness PT OT LMT PLLC is a bodymind rehabilitation and wellness company that specializes in the integration of modern therapeutic techniques and energetic bodymind practices. Our mission is to create and offer services and programs that attune the body for optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. We invite our clients to choose exceptional health and vitality by empowering them to trust in their body’s inherent wisdom, and supporting them through their own transformational process.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.

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The Qigong State

Qigong is a meditative movement practice originating in ancient China thousands of years ago. An offspring of Qigong, Tai Chi, is better known in the Western world, and in actuality the practices are so similar that the novice may not be able to tell them apart. The ultimate goal of both Qigong and Tai Chi is to access a state of physical, mental, and spiritual coherence: the Qigong state.

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What is Qigong?

Qigong is one of the four pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicines and Qigong. Of these, Qigong is the one that can be most easily self-initiated. Both massage and herbal remedies can also be practiced as self-care methods; however, Qigong is the mother of Chinese self-healing. Patients who use Qigong faithfully need less medication and less acupuncture and they heal faster.

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Client Testimonials

I sought treatment at Ascent Wellness when months of conventional PT failed to alleviate the pain and dysfunction caused by a torn meniscus in my knee. Through Brian’s holistic approach combining strengthening, massage, taping and Qigong I was able to regain full function and return to vigorous high level exercise and activities.
Bea D.

In 30 years of successful searching I’ve encountered a few teachers, Shamans, High Priests/Priestesses and Medicine persons that move as comfortably in universal wisdom. Totally empowered by the best of the sacred feminine, Ani embodies the path offered to all as spiritual beings having a human experience.
T. Millet

Ani has helped me in ways I have only dreamed and read about.
Susan G.

Ani has worked successfully with our family to treat a variety of issues including sleep problems, injuries, and chronic pain.  She’s our “go-to” girl.
Kristin F.

I’ve made a commitment to good health, and I know Ascent Wellness has my back. …Alright, bad joke, but true in fact. Whether it’s rehabing an injury, getting a great cardio workout, or stepping into the amazing world of Qi Gong, Brian, Courtney and all are remarkably caring, knowledgeable and devoted to the whole person.
Scott G.

I think our session was the most challenging and the most productive bodywork session I’ve ever had.
Emily A.

Brian becomes a partner in the healing process. Knowing there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing, he assisted me in integrating the physical, emotional and spiritual through his expertise in PT, fitness and Qigong.
Margaret G.

A “Thank You” is inadequate. I am euphoric about the way that I feel. How I appreciate the degree to which you are facilitating changes in me and by body.
Sue R.

I feel better than I have in years!
C.P.

Brian Trzaskos has helped me recover from a shoulder injury amazingly fast because he teaches you how to help heal yourself with simple exercises you can do at home between our appointments. He is also one of the warmest and most supportive people I know.
David R.

Qigong is very relaxing and easy. It’s totally flexible to fit in your day – even if you just have a few random minutes you can always do a tiny bit to help yourself. My mind is always full and noisy and racing with hundreds of real and perceived commitments and worries. Qi Gong quiets and calms your mind to stillness, clarity, and focus. It makes your whole body feel better.
A. Connor

Brian Trzaskos is the most gifted physical therapist I know. Working with him has helped me heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Through his Tai Chi and Qigong workshops, among others, as well as through his exercise and massage programs, I have learned to bring a new sense of balance to my life.
Carole S.