It's about Your story,
Your symptoms,
Your body.

The Vogel Method is a trademarked

 3-Step System of MFR, MLD, MT.

It is a

70 min Manual Lymphatic Drainage Medical Massage

TO: function better, to feel better

FOR:  pre/post surgery, oncology, autoimmune,  Lymphedema, 

and general wellness


...With over 25+ years of experience, we listen
With over 25+ years of licensure, education and expertise,
we care.
we listen to your experiences, and symptoms,
as their reflections help point the way to wellness. 
Click below to schedule your first introductory appointment at
7 N Grant Street, Hinsdale, IL
(flight of stairs)
 5002 Main Street, Suite A, Downers Grove, IL 
(four wide steps)
3100 Theodore Street, Suite 202, Joliet, IL 
(wheelchair accessible and elevator)
 NLC Founder, Sharon M. Vogel,

to receive VMLD.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Medical Massage (VMLD),

Spiriling Myofascial Release (VMFR), 

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 Method  for Lymphatic situations


With over 25+ years of manual therapy through IL state licensed,
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 blended three-step protocol, The VMLD Vogel Manual Lymphatic Drainage Method:
  • STEP 1
    • The Vogel Method of Spiraling Myofascial Release (VMFR) to unwind, unlock, release, clear, and balance post-surgical scar tissue, fibrotic fascia restrictions, tightness, trauma and more. 
  • STEP 2
    • Vogel Method Manual and/or Machine Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD), a unique method to alleviate fibrosis, blockage, and 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.
  • STEP 3
    • Vogel Method Lymphatic Medical Massage (VMT), 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,  Joliet & Hinsdale 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.
  • Graduate science classes from Midwestern University of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove.
  • 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 30+ 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 is endorsed by:


We specialize in care for:

  • General Health & Wellness
  • Pre/Post Explant Breast Implant Illness (BII)
  • Pre/Post plastic/cosmetic surgery 
  • Post C-Section surgery
  • Pre/Post Mastectomy
  • Oncology 
  • Lymphedema, AWS Axillary Web Syndrome Cording
  • Stagnant lymphatic system, Congestion
  • and more

Due to:

  • Brain fog
  • Scar tissue
  • Swelling
  • Lymph Node removal
  • Radiation or chemotherapy
  • Sluggish lymphatic system  
  • and more




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 

National Lymphatic Centers, Inc. BBB Business Review


Featured Items & Specials

Membership Series of (3), 5), (10):  VMLD




Text "SERIES" to 630-828-6582 to receive a concise list of our series.  We offer Membership series of (3) (5) (10)   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 practitioners create 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 customize a care plan designed to suit your needs. CLICK FOR (3) (5) (10) MEMBERSHIP SERIES IN HINSDALE CLICK FOR (3) (5) (10) MEMBERSHIP SERIES IN DOWNERS GROVE CLICK FOR (3) (5) (10) MEMBERSHIP SERIES IN JOLIET   __________________________________________



  -Clinic Director, NLC-Hinsdale, Sharon M Vogel VMLD, BS, LMT-BCTMB    -Clinic Director, NLC-Downers Grove, Abdul Alagha VMLD LMT-CLT-LANA, MLD-PS, MMBS   -Clinic Director, NLC-Joliet, Ludmila Lynch VMLD, LMT-CLT -NLC-Downers Grove , Hana Echevarria, OMT, LMT, CLT-Candidate                                                 Mindy Pinder, VMLD, CRF, CLT, PTA                                                 Lupe Narvaez, VMLD, CRF, LE                             Service offers health intake, consultation, assessment, evaluation, plus the distinctive VOGEL METHOD of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage to help pre/post surgical patients or to detoxify from from diet, medications, toxins, fats, and alleviate edema of many forms thus helping to alleviate edema, pain, muscle pain of many forms plus encourage immune system.   Text "SERIES" to 630-828-6582 to connect with our Front Desk and receive a concise list of our series.  ______________________________________

Visits and Specials

70 min Consult/Bodytherapy MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage Medical Massage

Dry Brushing included complimentary upon request.

Visits and Specials 70 min Consult/Bodytherapy MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage Medical Massage Dry Brushing included complimentary upon request.

NLC offers Consult/Bodytherapy MLD, First Visits with Clinic Directors, Follow Up MLD Visits with Clinic Directors and Maintenance Therapists, Package Series with Clinic Directors, Estheticians, and Maintenance Therapists, Lymph Facials, DMK Skin Revisions, and Exclusive Online Specials with Estheticians and Maintenance Therapists .   In order to receive the Exclusive Online Special Discounts, patrons are invited to click the link and schedule and secure their appointment.  Typically, NLC recommends 70 min First Visits with the CLT-Specialists:   $300 Sharon Vogel, Executive Director, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Joliet    $200 Abdul Alagha, Clinic Director, Downers Grove    $150 Luda Lynch, Clinic Director, Joliet    $150 Hana, LMT $150 Lupe, LE   with Expert Specialist  LMT-BCTMB, CLT-LANA, Board Certified for Relaxation, for better health, to help detox for Pre-surgery to release fascial restrictions an encourage a more rapid recovery for Post-surgery, after one week, to help recover better and faster for Oncology, all phases, to help reduce risk of lymphedema, to release fascia, and more lymph Not for AFIB, those with blood clots, active infection, active virus, rash, wounds.   Utilizing traditional industry techniques taught by  Dr Vodder, Dr Foldi, Dr Mitchell, and the Vogel Method Click here to schedule in Downers Grove  |  Joliet  |  Hinsdale Complete Decongestive Therapy through Manual Lymph Drainage by a licensed and nationally certified practitioner, Sharon Vogel, CLT, LMT-BCTMB Board Certified.   Measuring and Bandaging available. Superficial bodywork drains edema and toxins to reduce pain and boost immunity. Living in a hectic, modern world means that we can never escape toxins that bombard us on a daily basis. These toxins accumulate in the body, triggering congestion and inflammation. Therefore, this therapy is highly beneficial for virtually anyone and can help alleviate numerous symptoms. It can also be an excellent supplemental therapy to help optimize any healing protocol you may be already undertaking.   Training: University knowledge Bachelors in Biomedical Science, Many credits in graduate school, CLT, LMT, and trained clinical modalities help to increase flexibility and circulation, alleviate tension, pain, and injuries, and energize your body. May include: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, JFB MFR   Myofascial Release, Cranial Fascia, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and more.  Prices range  




NLC knows that some conditions require regularly scheduled visits once or twice a week to get back on the health track. For this, we have available series of (5), (10), or (15).  Feel free to call and consult with the Clinic Director to customize your plan and options. 630-241-4100 or Schedule and purchase online for Downers Grove or Joliet or Hinsdale

Abdul Agha Downers Grove Clinic Director Photo

Abdul Agha Downers Grove Clinic Director

LMT-BCTMB, CLT-LANAHello, I am Abdu,  NLC-Downers Grove Clinic Director and Lymphedema Therapist: For my patients, I make things simple again, using my hands as well as my heart, I help my clients relax and bring them back to a world where life is meaningful !!!  You'll find me to be friendly, respectful and professional.    My Specialties include  Certified Pre surgical, post surgical lymphatic drainage specialist.  Licensed massage therapist, , Complete Decongestive Therapy,  Board Certified, LMT-BCTMB , CLT-LANA  Trigger point management Sports massage. Muscle Energy Technique for all muscle and tendon pains,  Full body lymphatic drainage / massage to relief migraines, stress and to activate lymphatic system.  Lymphatic drainage treatments accelerate the absorption and transportation of lymphatic fluids which contain allergens, toxins, bacteria, cell fragments, dead cells, viruses, and proteins,” This acceleration of the lymphatic system is an evidence-backed Trusted Source game changer for people with lymphedema or other conditions involving the lymphatic system. It can even help to reduce swelling after surgery, Levitt Gainsley notes that the treatment is also helpful for conditions such as acne, migraines, eczema, and digestive disorders.   My life's work includes:  Worked as Physician with the United Nations for 25 years  Certified Lymphedema Therapist(CLT) from American Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACLOS) USA,  Sebastian, Florida. Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage, MLD, ACOLS, Sebastian, Florida, USA Passed the United States Medical Licensing Examinations, USMLE, Philadelphia, PA. SOMA Institute for clinical massage therapy (LMT) ( Chicago, Illinois) Sports Massage Therapy Certificate, SOMA Institute, (Chicago, Illinois) American Board Certified for Massage Therapy and Body Works, ( BCTMB)

Fundamentals Kit Photo

Fundamentals Kit

FUNDAMENTALS KIT – AGE MANAGEMENT The Age Management Kit reduces the appearance of minor pigmentation caused by age-related factors and is particularly helpful in treating aging skin showing signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. The Age Management Kit reduces the appearance of minor pigmentation caused by age-related factors and is particularly helpful in treating aging skin showing signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. At DMK we don’t believe in Anti-Aging. Instead, we believe in Age Management. Follow the Home Prescriptives regimen to stimulate collagen and epidermal growth factors to regulate cellular turnover. This Fundamental Kit includes: 1 DMK Skin Revision™ treatment which provides the world-renowned DMK Plasmatic Effect®, plus a 30-day supply of DMK Skincare™ home prescriptives. ________________________________ ________________________________ The DMK Acne Kit assists in balancing oil production and killing bacteria. These products penetrate the pores to kill existing p. acnes bacteria while preventing further breakouts. Use the enclosed ACU System to help you combat acne at home. This Fundamental Kit includes 1 DMK Skin Revision™ treatment which provides the world-renowned DMK Plasmatic Effect®, plus a 30-day supply of DMK Skincare™ home prescriptives. Acu Klear 10ml Acu Klenz 60ml Acu Mist 60ml Acu Moist 15ml Acu Therm 5ml Biogen C with SPF 15 15ml Herb & Mineral 60ml Milky Clean & Pure 60ml Super Serum 10ml ___________________________ ___________________________ PIGMENT BALANCING The Pigment Balancing Kit addresses passive and inflammatory pigmentation with this selection of innovative products. These products, if used in conjunction, rapidly reduce inflammation and suppress melanin production over time. The Pigment Balancing Kit contains melanin in 3 levels; Stops melanin formation Inhibits tyrosine & tyrosinase Regulates melanogenesis at the keratinocytes This Fundamentals Kit includes: 1 DMK Skin Revision™ treatment which provides the world-renowned DMK Plasmatic Effect®, plus a 30-day supply of DMK Skincare™ home prescriptives. Crème Citrique with SPF 15 15ml Deep Pore Pure 60ml Herb & Mineral 60ml Melanotech Drops 15ml

Lymphatic Dry Brush with or without handle Photo

Lymphatic Dry Brush with or without handle

Wood selected from either pear or beech tree and natural bristles, make this brush the ultimate lymphatic drainage tool. Complimentary 2 min Dry Brush video with 3-page workbook. Complete 30 min video on Dry Brush with a 10-page workbook.