Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center to host holistic open house

Ruscombe Mansion, the oldest holistic community health center of its kind in the mid-Atlantic, hosts its annual Holistic Open House on Sunday, October 11, 1-4pm. The mansion is located at 4801 Yellowwood Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209.

This free event features holistic healing technique exhibits, product samples, and an opportunity to meet area alternative healthcare practitioners and ask questions. Delicious healthy snacks with recipe books will also be available.

The 2015 Open House features a wide variety of activities and opportunities to explore holistic therapies, including yoga by the lily pond; Ayurvedic products and demonstrations; Reiki samples provided by an Usui Reiki Master; and a Kirtan singing circle, in which participants are welcome to sing, clap, play an instrument, or just sit silently and take in the healing vibrations of sound.

Also on display to try will be the BodySound Chair which uses layered music to induce synchronized sounds, vibrations and electromagnetic fields, designed to produce profound relaxation; a presentation on how to support yourself with hands-on techniques; and a talk on how to add greater happiness to your life.

Throughout the year, Ruscombe features over two dozen practitioners in private practice, from medical doctors and naturopaths to acupuncturists and nutritionists. Their expertise includes Ayurveda, homeopathy, Rolfing® structural alignment, nutrition, stress reduction, spiritual connection, and more. Practitioners will be available to answer questions and make appointments.

Dr. Zohara Hieronimus, Ruscombe’s founder, along with her husband Dr. Bob Hieronimus, muralist and historian, will also be present. Together they host 21st Century Radio, broadcast every Sunday from 8-10pm on WCBM 680AM, featuring guests ranging from holistic health and wellness to current events, the arts and mysteries of the universe.

About Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center

The Ruscombe Mansion is a multi-purpose neighborhood community center, founded in 1984 by Executive Director Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus. It features programs in holistic healing, movement and exercise systems, meditation, education and inspirational guidance. People of all ages participate in Ruscombe’s health care services, educational programs, referral services, and free support groups that convene on the property regularly.

Situated on one acre of the original estate of the James W. Tyson family, one of Baltimore’s famous Quaker abolitionist and philanthropic families, Ruscombe consists of two buildings: The Hill House, built in the 1940s, and the Mansion, built in 1906 by the architectural firm of Ellicott and Emmart. Thanks to the intervention of then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer, one of the original “Friends of Ruscombe,” these buildings were preserved in the 1970s as the Coldspring Condominium Community was built around them. The Tyson family first used the name Ruscombe for their own home based on William Penn’s final estate in England.

Ruscombe Mansion is located at 4801 Yellowwood Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209. The phone number is 410-367-7300.  Additional information about Ruscombe Mansion may be found online.