Whether he’s on a mountain skiing or shoveling snow, a cold place is Pete’s happy place. Fittingly, Pete enjoys the benefits of doing whole body cryotherapy three times a week. In addition to helping him recover from an active lifestyle that includes adult baseball, basketball, cycling, Orangetheory and coaching youth soccer, Pete loves how cryo helps him manage stress/anxiety and realize improved sleep. Beyond the cryo sauna, Pete is passionate about exploring, whether it’s through travel, a good book or movie, or smoking ‘slow and low’ Memphis-style BBQ. Pete is a proud graduate of Penn State and even prouder dad of two daughters, both of whom he enjoys embarrassing with original ‘dad jokes’.
About Capital Cryo
Capital Cryo offers cryotherapy and other innovative wellness services with the goal to help clients of all backgrounds improve their health and well-being using the latest technologies.
The Capital Cryo team caters to everyone from professional athletes to DC area residents who wish to rejuvenate their overall wellness. Their on-site cryotherapy effectively treats chronic pain from injuries to a variety of underlying conditions. This therapy also boosts immunity and enhances recovery after sustaining injuries or completing surgery. In additional to cryotherapy, Capital Cryo offers infrared sauna treatments to detoxify the body and improve overall blood circulation. The welcoming, knowledgeable staff at Capital Cryo provides best-in-class service and wellness advice to meet every client’s unique needs.
Through Capital Tan, Capital Cryo also specializes in providing sunless spray tanning services. Spray tans are a safe alternative to the ultraviolet (UV) rays, and the team tailors tanning services to individual needs.
To learn how cryotherapy can relieve your chronic pain and optimize your total wellness request an appointment through the online booking feature.
For just 2 to 3 minutes, you’ll stand in our safe, nitrogen gas cryotherapy chamber, which exposes your body to extremely low temperatures. As a reaction to this sudden drop in temperature, your cold receptors (a kind of survival mechanism) are activated, endorphins are released, and oxygen-rich blood starts circulating, helping your body to recover and rejuvenate itself naturally. Using a brief exposure of the body to ultra-low temperatures reaching -190 to -256 F, cryotherapy is a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders and injuries. Cryotherapy has gained popularity worldwide as top athletes and celebrities tout what they believe are its many benefits.
CryoFacial™ tightens the skin and stimulates collagen growth giving you a more youthful and brighter glow to your skin. The anti-inflammatory responses of the body are also an effective means to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
This localized 10-12 minute treatment targets a specific area of the body as a means to decrease soreness and inflammation due to injury or chronic pain. Comparable to “icing”, clients claim it is much more powerful and efficient.
The infrared sauna has many therapeutic qualities, such as increasing blood flow, removing toxins, and promoting the body's natural anti-inflammatory response. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared sauna penetrates your body to heat it from within.
By enjoying a 20-30 minute session, experience the benefits of full body detoxification, stimulation, rejuvenation and skin purification. You can enjoy this alone or with a partner.
Sunless Spray Tanning
Capital Tan is a premium provider or sunless tanning services and exclusively uses premium spray-tanning products by Norvell®, an award-winning brand recognized for its groundbreaking sunless spray tanning innovation. Norvell® only provides solutions that are 100% non-toxic, allergy free and FDA approved. Capital Tan also offers an assortment of pre- and post-tan products to enhance and extend the look of your spray tan.
NormaTec Compression Therapy
The NormaTec dynamic compression system is like a massage, both traditional and lymphatic drainage. It utilizes sequential pulsing of compressed air that mobilizes fluid and evacuates lactic acid, inflammation, fat and other byproducts. The system uses three techniques to facilitate this process; pulsing, gradients and distal release.
PULSING - Enhances movement of fluid and metabolites through the limbs after exercise.
GRADIENTS - Prevents fluid from being forced in the wrong direction by delivering maximum pressure in every zone.
DISTAL RELEASE - Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures when no longer needed, preventing backflow and giving each part of the leg maximum rest time.
Reflexology is an ancient technique based on the theory that the feet and hands contain reflex points that correspond to every muscle, nerve, organ, gland and bone in the body. Applying light pressure to these points helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress. Reflexology also reduces vascular constriction by improving the flow of blood and lymph in the body. As circulation improves, toxins are released.