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October 12, 2014 - 30th Anniversary Ruscombe Mansion Holistic Open House

SAVE THE DATE! Join Ruscombe clients, practitioners and staff for this special Open House on October 12, 2014.

Download the Ruscombe Mansion 2013 Open House recipe booklet, Healing Recipes to Make at Home, Vol. III. Enjoy!

Ruscombe Practitioner of the Month


Paula Derry, Ph.D., LMT

Paula’s hands-on work combines shiatsu with a variety of other approaches. She uses whatever approach would be helpful or needed, depending upon the situation. Her practice is focused on helping people become relaxed, energized, centered, empowered, embodied, integrated, and able to move forward in their lives; reducing stress and its physical effects; and encouraging feelings of safety and well-being.

Paula’s health psychology practice is limited to stress management, mindfulness, and problem-solving.


Paula Derry, PhD, LMT

Shiatsu/Integrative Bodywork

Health Psychology


(443) 610-9881



Rental Spaces

The fully renovated Community Hall is open for new programs for mind/body/spirit medicine at Ruscombe

The Ruscombe Mansion has several comfortable conference rooms with seating from 10 to 50 and spacious rooms for movement classes or workshops. Attached kitchens, audio visual equipment for additional rental fees, and free parking. Daily and hourly rates available.

See our rental Spaces page online...

Ruscombe is conveniently located near Interstate 83, several fine hotels, natural markets and grocery stores. Reservations, down payment and security deposit required.Please see our rental brochure for more information.

From Spiritual Essence who hosted a 2-day yoga retreat:

"I also want to say they everyone had a great time at the retreat and the facility was just great.  I am so glad that we found Ruscombe." 

Another "thank you" from event host and acupuncturist Diana Keener:

"Hi Ruscombe friends,

Thank you all so much for your help with the Qi Gong retreat this past weekend. It was an intensively dynamic and deeply restorative experience for all who came, and we were full to capacity. I am really honored to be able to host such a great teacher in this wonderful place and it would not be possible to do so without all the logistical and energetic support that the community and the property offers."

From event host Penny Morris, B.S., C.M.T., C.P.C.:

I just want to express my appreciation for the opportunity to rent space in The Conference Wellness Room in the Hill House at The Ruscombe Mansion. The entire facility, from the outdoor grounds to the interior space is so inviting and offers so much tranquility, warmth and efficiency.  My clients love coming as much as I do! I love the community there! Thank you so much for all that you do to it an ideal sacred space for healing!

Gorgeous full-time practitioner office space available

limited time offic space for rentApprox. 225 SF. Bright sunlight, two large windows overlooking meditation pond. Refinished wood floor, fireplace, spacious closet.  Sounds too good to be true, we know!  It's a beautiful room.  Come see if it feels right for your practice.  Is it time for you to join the Ruscombe community of healers? For information: 410-367-7300 or email wellness@ruscombe.org


Shiatsu - West meets West and heads East
Paula Derry, PhD, LMT

Among the world of holistic massage and bodywork modalities is Shiatsu, a touch therapy that promotes wellness by supporting the body's ability to heal itself. Shiatsu originated in Japan in the early 20th century when practitioners wanted to distinguish therapeutic touch from relaxation massage. It took root in the United States in the 1970s.

What differentiates Shiatsu from most bodywork is how it is based in Chinese Medicine. The central idea in Chinese medicine is that a vital energy called chi (pronounced chee and also written as qi or ki) is the force that animates life. When a person is healthy, this energy flows freely along pathways on the body called meridians. If chi is out of balance, this is experienced as dis-ease and ultimately can result in disease.

With its roots in Chinese medicine, the goal of Shiatsu is to encourage the balanced flow of chi. Practitioners address particular symptoms or problems that a client, or receiver, has, but understands them in terms of the energy flow in the whole body. When chi is balanced, the body is better able to follow its natural inclination to heal itself.

Read the whole article online at Be Well Magazine

AUM Online Classes
Ruscombe Co-op Cafe

Tuesday  April 22, 2014
Earth Day

Cook Bonny


Mexican Butter Bean Soup (contains dairy):
a surprisingly delicious light cream and c
heesy soup with tomatoes and corn
(gluten free)

French Barley Soup: Barley, green beans, mushrooms carrots, sweet peppers and
parsley in a dilled lemony dressing

Oatmeal Raisin cookies

Trembleque- coconut milk pudding, (gluten and dairy free)






Kitchen in the Mansion Building at Ruscombe


Ours is a Mission of Healing:

At the Ruscombe Mansion we address the unique needs of each individual by focusing on the whole person, not simply the physical symptom of disease. Dozens of certified, licensed holistic professionals in private practice provide an integrative approach to health care. It is a unique healing oasis where clients appreciate feeling listened to, and where practitioners naturally gain from each others' experiences.


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