As well as working for chiropractors, Chelsea has also provided chair massages for participants in various activities, including a mother-daughter retreat in Wisconsin, the KBMF Foundation 5K run, and other events sponsored by Pure Health powered by Olson Chiropractic. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and sports massage. To her, being a massage therapist is not just helping people feel better, it is healing, caring, and nurturing people back to an overall feeling of health and wellbeing.
Meet the Staff
Samantha Betsinger works as a fulltime licensed massage therapist in our office. She graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Management from the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Chicago, IL. During her senior year, Samantha completed a yearlong internship program with the Gap. Following five years in the retail industry, she chose to take her career in a different direction and enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Since graduating with her certificate in 2002, Samantha has worked in both spa and clinical settings. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point therapy and continues expanding her knowledge by taking continuing education classes in pregnancy massage and orthopedic massage.
Chelsea Brown has been working as a licensed massage therapist since June 2008 and has been a member of the Olson team since March 2012. Her interest in massage therapy began in high school when she gave massages to fellow dancers during her summers at ballet dance intensives. Since dance is a passion of hers, she went on to graduate with a bachelor’s in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College. Following graduation she spent a year auditioning and taking dance classes in Chicago. She always told herself that if dancing professionally didn’t work out then she would go to massage therapy school. So after the year of auditioning she enrolled at The Wellness and Massage Training Institute and received her certification in February 2008. Three months later she became nationally certified and licensed.
Bridget Marano is an Illinois-licensed massage therapist who began practicing in 2006 when she graduated from the Illinois School of Health Careers. The joy of helping others and her admiration of the philosophy behind massage therapy convinced her to choose her career path. Believing in the education of self-care, Bridget empowers each individual during their massage sessions. Her technique of massage would best be described as therapeutic relaxation. She has also undergone continuing education in prenatal massage since 2008. She is a member in good standing of the American Massage Therapy Association and has been a part of the Pure Health powered by Olson Chiropractic team since March 2011.
Shari Scroggins has been a licensed therapist for eleven years. She graduated with a massage therapy certificate from Waubonsee Community College in 2001 and has worked for our clinic for the past nine years. Several of the trainings Shari has received include orthopedic, lymphatic drainage, prenatal, infant, acupressure, PNF stretching, shiatsu, craniosacral, myofascial release with an emphasis on trigger point, and deep tissue massage. Her passion is to help people resolve complicated musculoskeletal concerns by using touch as a focus in healing. As a lifelong Auroran, she continues to strive to bring natural health awareness to the community. The devoted wife and mother shows the same compassion for her patients as she does her family.