© 2019 by Nourish & Align. Websmaster Kates Takes

Serving Baltimore MD & surrounding areas    austin@nourishandalign.com   410-929-2688

MEET AUSTIN

Austin Rees has been engaged in the health field for over 20 years. She began researching pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding through independent studies when she was completing her degree in biology at Hollins University. Following graduation, she enrolled in the Lotus School of Integrated Professions’ Massage Therapy Program from which she became a Licensed Massage Therapist.  Over time, Austin practiced medical massage and expanded her offerings to include teaching infant massage.

 

Austin began assisting parents with breast/chestfeeding support in 2005 as an accredited La Leche League Leader. Eventually she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2011 and a Certified Babywearing Consultant through the Center for Babywearing Studies in 2013. Since 2015, she has trained and become a Certified TummyTime! Method Professional, a Reiki Master Practitioner, and a Tethered Oral Tissue (TOT) Trained Professional.  

 

As an IBCLC, Austin often saw families struggling with the symptoms caused by tethered oral tissue (TOT): A restriction in the mouth caused by a tongue, lip, or buccal ties.  Such restrictions have been responsible for many breastfeeding difficulties including pain and low supply. When paired with a frenotomy: tongue tie release, Austin saw firsthand how Craniosacral Therapy (CST) contributed to improvements in latch, comfort at the breast, and changes in the infant’s tongue and jaw movement.

 

Through continuing education in tongue tie release habilitation, it became evidently clear and a natural next step for her to combine her massage therapy and lactation backgrounds and attain CST training. She completed CST 1 & 2 from the Upledger Institute. She traveled to Portland, OR to attend Carol Gray’s Center for CST Studies for specialized trainings in Subtle Hands-on Skills and CST for Infants.  Through these trainings, Austin’s goal is to nourish and align families with individual care plans to treat the whole body. 

 

Austin is a mother to four children and is married to an army veteran. The Rees family chose to move to Baltimore, Maryland in 2015 when her husband retired from the military. Immediately, they felt at home and are dedicated to volunteer in local organizations that strengthen the Baltimore community.

 

One of Austin’s favorite past times is enhancing individual journeys to the highest vibration by facilitating introspective and integral retreats. She enjoys attending workshops, conferences, and courses that inspire inner healing and joy, or that provide more education that she can pass onto others. 

 

From her time as an Army wife for 15 years, prenatal and postpartum support for our military families became a passion of Austin’s. She knows the hardships of military life after experiencing solo parenting while her husband was assigned numerous times overseas.

CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

Craniosacral Therapy 

  • Craniosacral Therapy Level 1

  • Craniosacral Therapy Level 2

  • Subtle Hands on Skills

  • Craniosacral Therapy for Infants

  • Cranial Nerve Dysfunction in the Precrawling Infant

  • Full Body Presence

  • TOTs: Tethered Oral Tissue Speciality Training Professional

  • TummyTime! Method Training Certified Professional

  • Impact of Tongue and Lip Ties on Breastfeeding

  • Gold Lactation Conference

  • International Lactation Consultant Association Conference

  • Lactation Education Resources

  • La Leche League International

Lactation

Babywearing

  • Foundations Certified- Center For Babywearing Studies

  • Progressions- Center for Babywearing Studies

  • Kangaroo Care

  • International Babywearing Conference Presenter

  • BOND Conference 

  • Rebozo Training with Gena Kirby

  • Reiki Level 1

  • Reiki Level 2

  • Reiki Master Practitioner

Reiki

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