Team Bios

Meet the GayleForce Onsite Chair Massage Team

GayleForce’s massage therapists are licensed and certified professionals with a passion for helping people feel as good as possible.

Gayle Stephens, LMT, AMTA  NCBTMB

Gayle believes that perception and empathy are among the massage professional’s most important tools. These gifts enable her to intuitively understand where her clients need the most work.

Gayle’s history as a cyclist, marathoner and martial artist attunes her to the unique needs of athletes, while her training in Tibetan Buddhist meditation and healing practices brings peace and pain relief to many of her clients—whose number includes a great many health care and wellness professionals.

Gayle’s expertise spans Thai massage, structural integration, reflexology, pregnancy massage, lymph drainage, somatics, and trigger point and cranial sacral therapies.



Jodie Dew, LMT

With more than 20 years of experience in rehabilitation through physical and massage therapy, Jodie specializes in treating sports injuries and helping rehab repetitive injuries such as tendonitis. She facilitates healing through health education, posture awareness and specific massage techniques.



Chris Wilson, LMT, CST, NCBTMB

Chris has been practicing massage therapy for 15 years, and is a clinical massage therapist with Northwestern Integrative Medicine. He believes in helping people find ways to help themselves, and heal both physically and energetically.



Mimi Clayton, LMT, ATC

A bodywork professional for more than 20 years, Mimi exemplifies the holistic principle of happiness through integration of a healthy mind, body and spirit. She’s a certified athletic trainer and has worked in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, physical therapy centers, spas and fitness clubs.



Danielle Glenn, LMT, AMTA, NCBTMB

A massage therapist with five years’ experience, Danielle finds fulfillment in helping others connect with their bodies and, in so doing, increase their connection with the world around them.



Eric Buchholz, LMT, AMTA

Eric derives satisfaction from making a positive difference in people’s lives and from helping bodies function optimally. He believes the best massages are a combination of compassion, competence, curiosity and commitment.



Bridget O’Donnell, LMT

Bridget’s 15 years of experience includes training and expertise in a wide range of massage modalities, working in chiropractic clinics and in private practice. Her massages focus on pain relief and management, stress reduction and overall well-being.

Gayle has the skills and capacity to consider me as a person, rather than solely as body parts and muscle. She notices what is happening and how my body is responding to her touch. I see her every chance I get.

Laura Lund
Senior Staff Development Specialist and Somatic Educator
Conjunctio, Berkely, CA

Gayle intuitively knows where you need the most work. She’s a master at what she does. I highly recommend her!

Ryan Barrett
Account Director
closerlook, Inc., Chicago

I have had countless massages in my day; but Gayle’s massage techniques deliver pure relaxation and leave me feeling like a new woman. If you’re tired of going from one massage therapist to the next, always leaving unsatisfied—look no further.

Krista Lembesis
Director of Recruitment
Instinxt Consulting Group, Chicago

Gayle has a relaxing personality and professional approach that make her massage sessions extremely satisfying.

Lara Weber
Producer of “Chicago Live!”
Tribune Media Group, Chicago

Gayle has a healing approach that she customizes to the needs of each individual. I feel benefits for weeks after a massage.

Tade Howieson
East Coast Operations Manager,
Altour Travel Services, Chicago

Gayle provides a level of services far beyond what is typical.

Linda Nitzsche
Independent Representative,
Silpada Designs, Chicago