‘Obstacles are Illusions’ Grand Opening to Ascension NXT


By: Josh Estrella

Photos by: Surya Moreira


Cranston Mayor Allan Fung cut the grand opening ribbon this Wednesday, June 11, for Ascension NXT, a “new age” wellness center that puts a modern spin on old alternative healing techniques. The owners, Ashley Vingi and Stephanie Guglielmo, met less than a year ago and decided to combine their talents to create a shop with innovative energy healing tactics that differed from other centers. And that is what they did. The new shop has an inviting, relaxing atmosphere with soft music and items around the walls that immediately catch your interest from custom made gnomes, to exotic crystals and even paintings by local artists, all created to help you relax, and all available for purchase.


The center serves its visitors many purposes ranging from relaxation to guidance. Ashley explained that the atmosphere is great for those that are grieving and seeking comfort, anyone who needs to relieve stress, and anyone who feels they are stuck in a rut and need direction. As experts in the arts of Reiki, Integrated Energy Healing, chakra clearing and card reading, the owners guaranteed that their modern techniques of healing can help everyone. The shop does not focus on one religion, all are accepted and welcomed. They are all about positive energy, whatever you believe in and makes you feel better is encouraged.

Ashley and Stephanie emphasized that their shop is different from what most would think of when they picture alternative healing centers and hope to offer a fun, creative experience for all ages. See for yourself; give one of their weekly classes a try.


Thursday June 12; free REIKI Share class, 6-8 pm

Saturday June 14; Angel & Oracle Card Certification Class, 1-5pm

Thursday June 19; Aliens 101, 6:30 – 8

Ascension NXT is open Monday-Thursday 12-8pm and Friday 3-10pm, located at 1675 Cranston Street.