with Clinic Director and NLC Founder, Sharon M. Vogel,
to receive Manual Lymphatic Drainage Medical Massage (MLD),
Myofascial Release (JFB MFR),
RF Fractional, PEMF Machine Lymph Drainage,
or Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
Plus, you will learn which of our services are right for your condition, receive self-maintenance techniques for home, and receive a customized care plan for better health through lymph services.
Did you know that lymph massage is beneficial two times per week/2x by self-massage, your favorite massage therapist, or even here at NLC by a board certified practitioner LMT/CLT+. The reason for 2x is because the lymph system has a water current that gets sluggish with lymphatic load on most people every three days (2x per week).
It is sort of like a dryer vent that gets full of lint after the third load.
We help that.
We teach that.
The Vogel Lymphatic Method
With 30 years of manual therapy through IL state licensure,
we have the caring nature and industry experience to help.
Our Biomedical background, BCTMB National Board Certification, as well as CLT Certified Lymph Therapists have created a unique three-step protocol, The Vogel Lymphatic Method:
John F. Barnes (JFB) Myofascial Release (MFR) to unwind post-surgical scar tissue, fibrotic fascia restrictions, tightness, and more.
Manual and/or Machine Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), to drain swelling. A Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) is Licensed and Certified through their scope of practice to perform this step. Manual and/or Machine Lymphatic Drainage is essential otherwise, cellulitis may occur. Without drainage, the fluid released during Myofascial Release will essentially be "pushed toward a closed doorway" and accumulate within the body, which causes swelling.
Lymphatic Medical Massage (MT), to feel better and gain greater mobility. This step is performed by a Licensed and Certified whom is trained in Lymphatic Massage.
Why the name "National"?
Sharon M. Vogel is the NLC Founder, Clinic Director, and a BCTMB. This is a National board Certified Practitioner and is called out of state to assist with challenging cases.
The main location is in Downers Grove but developed the name when there was also an office in Arizona, and various offices in Illinois as well as office sharing with other physicians.
Vogel was awarded to teach continuing education by the NCBTMB, a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
NLC is IL state accredited, staffed with licensed practitioners.
Vogel is also fond of the name "National" as she graduated Valedictorian cum laude with a BS-Biomedical from National University of Health Sciences.
Sharon Vogel is also very patriotic as she has a genealogy of the Daughters of the American Revolution D. A. R.
Who refers their patients to NLC?
Many Plastic Surgeons, Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and some Practitioners from Mayo Clinic refer patients specifically to Sharon Vogel, Licensed and Board Certified, by way of the clinic's reputation by name, trusting patients to usage of their blend of care which has developed over 29+ years. The specific blend is "The Vogel Method" which is a 3-step process of myofascial release, lymph drainage, and lymph massage.
The manual lymphatic drainage work that the clinic specializes in is endorsed by:
American Cancer Society
The Academy of Lymphatic Studies
Midwest Naturopathic College of Medicine
National Cancer Institute
We specialize in care for:
General Health & Wellness
Pre/Post Explant Breast Implant Illness (BII)
Pre/Post plastic/cosmetic surgery
Post C-Section surgery
Lymphedema, AWS Axillary Web Syndrome Cording
Stagnant lymphatic system, Congestion
Lymph Node removal
Radiation or chemotherapy
Sluggish lymphatic system
Referral by Dr S. Billing:
"I have been seeing Sharon for 4 years now and what a difference she has made in my life.
I had cystic breasts and used to go to see a breast surgeon to have them drained which was painful and caused scar tissue.
Sharon is able to remove that same fluid without needles and creating scar tissue. I have since had breast cancer and 3 lymph nodes removed and Sharon has been teaching me how to retrain my body to
get rid of the fluid build up that once my lymph nodes took care of. I can't think of a more qualified person to send anyone to!" Dr Sheri Billing, AuD, F-AAA
We offer series of (5) , (10) and (15) to suit the needs of most clients. The timing and quantity of appointments is specific to any surgeries and any pre existing conditions you may have.
Receive the relief that you need with The Vogel Method. Patients tell us that they have found a profound softening of hard lumps and bumps, plus alleviated hardness from bloating and fullness with Vogel Method manual lymphatic drainage massage VMLD as soon as their first treatment.
Our practitioner creates a lymphatic flow that continues for 2-3 days on average. Do understand that the swelling returns, but it is like bath water running to cleanse the tissue and help you to heal. The secret is to continue to receive regular VMLD until you body is back to normal. After an intake, assessment, evaluation and consult, your practitioner will determine which care plan is best suited for you.
Measurements, Skin Care, Educational Self Care, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage MLD therapy is needed to drain the inflammation and lesson pain. This treatment is done with care. Gently fibrotic tissue is released and expertly the lymphatic fluid is drained into the lymph vessels for your body to process. It is instant relief, please read our many online reviews at Yelp, Google, BBB, and on Massage Book.
With this special, you receive a complimentary phone consult before your visit and a complimentary video TELEhealth for a later date. We have three CLT Certified Lymphedema Therapists: Dr. Abdul A., Luda Lynch, and Sharon Vogel
Manual Lymph Drainage is clinically proven to help drain "lymphatic load" of "protein-rich fluid" from the brain, organs, and the tissues of the body. I am referred to by practitioners at Mayo Clinic and National Surgeons directly. The lymph work that I do is endorsed by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and Academy of Lymphatics.