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Maryland Cryotherapy

The Beginning of Why We Started Cryotherapy

This is an “About Us” page, so I want to briefly share our story of why we wanted to open a Cryotherapy clinic. Let me just get this out of the way. When I say “Our” I am referring to my partner in life, Dr. Anthony Hardnett & “myself” – Laura. Ok, let’s go back to the year 2002, this is the year we met and fell deeply in love. After starting our lives together, we both decided to journey down to Atlanta, Georiga where Anthony, aka, “Doc” would end up getting his doctorate in Chiropractic and I worked my way up from the front desk assistant at a local Chiropractic office to their main office manager in just 3 years. After “Doc” graduated from Life University Chiropractic College, we knew we needed to go back home to Maryland.

Headed Back To Maryland

Maryland is our home and one of the reasons “Doc” was inspired to become a Chiropractor, was from his local chiropractor as a child, Dr. Stewart Leob. Dr. Leob wasn’t exactly ready to retire when we make our way back home, so by the grace of God, we stumbled upon a listing on the Maryland Chiropractic Associations website. It was then, back in September of 2017 where we bought our first practice in Millersville, Maryland. At that time, we were solely doing Chiropractic and physical therapy, with me at the front desk and Doc doing all the treatments. Little did we know that fast forward 12 years later and we would end up having three (3) Integrative Chiropractic Practices, Effective Integrative Healthcare, offering: Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Massage, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Weight Loss, IV Vitamin Nutrition, Trigger Point Injections, Knee HA Injections, B12 shots, and a sister company, Maryland Cryotherapy which offers Whole-body Cryotherapy Treatment, Localized Cryotherapy Treatment, Cryofacials, and Normatec Compression Therapy.

Gold’s Gym Expansion

In 2015 we expanded our brand and opened a practice inside the Gold’s Gym in Crofton, Maryland; this was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. Keeping our patients out of pain and helping personal trainers clients stay injury-free so they can enjoy life, is definitely one of our highest values. But just because we are located inside a gym doesn’t mean we only treated extreme athletes or weekend warriors. No, we see all types of patients, from newborn infants to senior citizens, from computer programmers to extreme athletes; everyone can benefit from Chiropractic and holistic treatments.

The Start Of Cryotherapy

In 2017 we began the journey of researching other mainstream treatment modalities to treating pain naturally, recovering from injuries faster, and improving performance. You see a lot of our patients at Effective Integrative Healthcare set goals, whether it’s a goal to just be their best-self or a goal to run a marathon. These goals were important to them and just as important to us. We wanted to help our wonderful community live their best life without having to either suffer in agony from pain or seek out pain medication that could potentially ruin their life. This is when we stumbled across Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is changing the lives of so many people.

Cryotherapy Benefits

Every day we see clients come to us because chronic pain has caused them to not be able to do all the things they enjoy doing. They aren’t sleeping and in return, they are feeling depressed. After a whole-body cryotherapy session, you see this look of pure joy on their faces. It’s almost like they are in shock, lol. But the truth is, they are. A lot of our clients deal with some sort of pain, and after a cryotherapy session, the pain is either gone or reduce significantly. They for once feel like there is the hope of getting rid of this pain for good! Cryotherapy is used for improving Athletic Performance, Weight Management, Post-Surgical Recovery, Depression & Anxiety, AutoImmune & other Inflammatory Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Natural Pain Management.

Affordable Treatments Was A Must For Us

When we started “Maryland Cryotherapy” we had no idea how this treatment modality could change someone’s life. But now we see and hear the stories all the time. At the time we started the treatments, each session was close to $60 for a 3-minute session. Most of the reviews we were reading would speak about how cryotherapy helped their chronic pain and how their life has improved since using Cryotherapy, but then you would hear how expensive the treatments were which caused them to not be able to continue treatment. We were sold on the treatment but we made it our goal to figure out how we could offer this amazing healing treatment for a more affordable price. After a few months of tweaking the nitrogen consumption, we mastered the ability to perform the whole-body cryotherapy session for MUCH less money. This was so exciting for us! And in return, we re-created all of our pricing to make the treatments MUCH more affordable. We created VIP memberships and discounted packages, saving our clients almost 50% in cost without sacrificing the quality of services. And that is honestly the most important goal for us, to be the best in quality and most affordable in cost.

How To Find Us

Maryland Cryotherapy is located inside Gold’s Gym, Crofton, MD next to Effective Integrative Healthcare. Although it’s definitely one of the best gyms on the east coast, you do not have to have a membership in order to use the cryotherapy services. We are conveniently open 7 days a week. Our hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Friday – Sunday from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. We accept all major check cards and cash. Check out our new client specials and discounted packages. We look forward to meeting you!

Cryotherapy Center

Dr. Hardnett of Effective Chiropractic and Integrative Healthcare centers has decided to team up with Gold’s Gym in Crofton and bring one of the best-kept secrets among top athletes across the country.


Top athletes across the country have been using cryotherapy for years to recover from injuries quicker, improve performance, decrease inflammation and feel younger! We have developed a strong local brand that revolves around patient satisfaction and support for over 12 years and looks forward to bringing this new innovative therapy to Crofton and surrounding areas.

Maryland Cryotherapy will provide you with full-body cryotherapy using the top of the line ETL and CE certified USA made Impact cryosaunas. The cryosauna gives you a fast and effective alternative to traditional ice baths and other ice therapies. The cryosaunas fill with nitrogen vapor and dry chill that drops the temperature to a therapeutic level that in just 3 minutes cools your body from the inside out vs outside in, giving you a deeper treatment and more benefits. In addition to that, we will be offering local cryotherapy and cryofacials, as well as NormaTec Compression Therapy!

Choose Maryland Cryotherapy

At Maryland Cryotherapy, we are highly-trained, fully certified, and well-versed in the benefits, safety, and latest technology in restorative and rejuvenating therapies. We stay with you throughout your treatment sessions to answer all of your questions and see the benefits of this extraordinary process at work!

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