Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle and subtle treatment that can assist in the treatment of many conditions. It is a holistic treatment that focuses on the total health of the individual rather than the treatment of a specific disease or symptom.
Cranial Osteopathy can be used to help people of any age but can be an excellent treatment for babies and children. If a baby has experienced any birth trauma, cranial treatment during infancy can treat potential imbalances before the bones and fascia are set. Every patient is a unique individual and as such, every patient will respond to cranial treatment in their own way.
We have two cranial osteopaths at reCentre Health, Marcia Hugall and Ruth Levitan both of who are also paediatric Osteopath specialists who have extensive experience treating babies and adults.
MARCIA HUGALL BSC (HONS) OST, MSC PAED. OST
Marcia Hugall is a fully qualified, GSoC registered osteopath. She became a MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy in 2009 and has worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.
Marcia has lectured at the both the British School of Osteopathy and the London School of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Cranial Academy, a branch of the American Academy of Osteopathy, having carried out post-graduate study in the USA.
Marcia is a registered osteopath with BUPA, AXA PPP and other private medical insurance companies.
RUTH LEVITAN M.OST
Ruth is one of our resident Paediatric Osteopaths. With over 20 years’ experience as an osteopath, she specialises in the treatment of babies, children and post-partum mothers. She holds a Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy from the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy, and is a tutor at the University of Osteopathy on their Post-graduate Diploma in Paediatrics.
Ruth uses a variety of techniques when treating you or your child, and particularly favours gentler methods such as cranial osteopathy, which suit a wide selection of patients and problems. She uses her extensive experience as a practitioner and lecturer in the UK and Australia to treat patients of all ages.
In her spare time Ruth enjoys walking, cycling and yoga. She is a mother to young twin boys.