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Working with Legends

Nathan believes some things were meant to be pure.  That's why he studies with the legendary creators and world renowned bodywork masters including Oswald Rentsch, Tom Bowen's protege' and Director, The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia - Erik Dalton,  Founder, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Freedom from Pain Institute, and Aaron Mattes, Founder, The Mattes Method - Active Isolated Stretching and Active Isolated Strengthening. 

Erik Dalton, Founder of Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT) studied under Ida Rolf who created Rolfing.  Nathan traveled to Costa Rica to meet Dalton April 2008.  His study included the Myoskeletal Engine focusing on spine, pelvic, and sacroiliac stability.  At Body Wisdom MAT is often included in Deep Tissue Massage when addressing malaligned joints in patients suffering from scoliosis, lordosis, and SI instability.


Ossie Retsch and Nathan Martelle
Bowen Master's Class  Rocklin, CA
August 13 & 14, 2010

Aaron Mattes, Founder, The Mattes Method -
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) & Strengthening.  Nathan utilizes AIS as a primary method to
increase range of motion.  Routines are taught
to patients so they can transition from therapist assisted to independent self-rehabilitation.

Paul Elliott, Stretching Canada (left), Aaron Mattes (middle), Nathan Martelle (right), Burlington, Vermont May 2009
Aaron Mattes and Nathan Martelle ziplining in Costa Rica, April 2008

Oswald "Ossie" Rentsch
was Tom Bowen's first protege' who worked along side Mr. Bowen in Geelong Australia.  It was Ossie who first documented Mr. Bowen's work and began teaching practitioners around the world.  Nathan received much of his advanced training directly from Ossie (center).  Ossie is the founder and currently serves as Director of The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia
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