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 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 blended three-step protocol, The VMLD Vogel Manual Lymphatic Drainage Method:
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.
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.
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, and 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.
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 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
NLC - JOLIET --> DECEMBER SPECIALS
- BOOK RESERVATIONS
- A MEDICAL BOUTIQUE VIBE
NLC - HINSDALE --> DECEMBER SPECIALS
- BOOK RESERVATIONS
- A LUXURIOUS EXPERIENCE
NLC - DOWNERS GROVE --> DECEMBER SPECIALS
- BOOK RESERVATIONS
- A DOWNTOWN VIBE
-BEST SHOPPING LIST TO REDUCE SWELLING
-BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE (Book)
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
Schedule and purchase online for Downers Grove or Joliet
MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage Medical Massage is good for
better general health,
Pre or Post surgical,
and complete decongestive therapies.
Wood therapy or Dry Brushing included complimentary upon request.
Licensed Massage TherapistMy name is Patrice Hicks.
I've been a licensed Massage Therapist for 16 years and I've always loved the fact that massage can make you feel good inside and out. I truly feel it heals both body and mind.
Some of my favorite things to do in my spare time is hanging with my family and friends. I spend a lot of time doing a volunteer work helping people.
I love going on Vacations, camping and I'm a huge foodie
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.