You Deserve to be Cared For

“I’m the 2nd daughter of an American G.I. and Korean-Japanese immigrant. Born & raised in Michigan, I’m a summer baby who hates the winter, but still loves the “Mitten State.” In addition to being your resident “Birth Expert” and Massage Therapist, I’m the wife of a man who treats me like gold (which helps me serve my clients) and mom to 2 amazing sons who make me proud every day. ” – Owner, Exie Buehler

Why come here for birth services and massage therapy?

Tranquil Touch Birth & Women’s Wellness is a woman-led small business that caters to clients identifying as female who yearn for support that endows safety and integrity. Every client is received from a place of love and non-judgment. As a wife and mother, an experienced birthworker and massage therapist, I utilize all my knowledge and experience to tailor each client’s experience to satisfy your individual and unique needs.

I founded Tranquil Touch Therapeutic Massage For Women, LLC (my 3rd baby) in 2004 while in massage therapy school at Irene’s Myomassology Institute. The benefits of good, healthy touch were something that I always intuitively knew, even if, at the time, I didn’t understand it on an academic level. I’m that friend that everyone came to if they were having a headache and I would just start massaging their shoulders or necks. Many times, one of them would say “Have you ever thought about going into massage?” I would just chuckle and remark that I was happy to help them feel better and that they weren’t the first to say that.

We lived just minutes from my mother-in-law, an incredibly sweet and gentle woman who needed a lot of loving care. Sometimes, if she had trouble falling asleep, she would call me and ask me to come “rub” her back for a bit to help her relax. I enjoyed being able to do something to help her on those very difficult nights.

I had my first son in 1995 and my second in 1998 and naturally rubbed or patted their little bodies as a normal part of everyday bonding. I checked into enrolling at “Irene’s” on a bit of a lark, but I had preschooler and a brand-new baby, so I decided the time wasn’t right and focused on being the best stay at home mom I could be.

In 2003, my mother-in-law suffered an aortic aneurysm. At this point, she really needed some physical pain relief and gentle, loving touch; but I had a sense that with her serious condition, I didn’t know enough to know what not to do, so again I looked into enrolling at “Irene’s”. This time with both kids in school, everything lined up and I was able to begin the intense program. I knew from the start that I wanted to focus on women’s health, specifically pregnancy and chronic pain caused by auto-immune issues. Sadly, my mother-in-law died just as I was beginning the clinic portion of my training. But I graduated in September 2004 and immediately enrolled in a program to become Certified in Prenatal Massage which then led me to become a Certified Massage Doula (CMD). Eventually, I realized that I could serve more families by teaching childbirth education, so I enrolled in Childbirth International (CBI) and became a Certified Childbirth Educator. I was so impressed with the CBI program that I decided to enroll and become a Certified Birth Doula and let my CMD credentials expire.

Since then, over 1,000 clients have been served through massage therapy and birth support. Up until Spring 2020, massage therapy was my main way to serve and a regular source of income, even as my birth services expanded and grew. By Fall 2020, I renamed it Tranquil Touch Birth & Women’s Wellness to better reflect the inner balance I was seeking and broaden the scope of how I can better serve the community. I am so excited to look to the future and support even more birth-givers and their families.