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As is the case with most great things in life, Susan Kaminskas discovered cryotherapy through a friend’s enthusiastic testimonial while on a vacation back in 2015. With her curiosity peaked, Susan tried her first cryo session the very next day. After experiencing the many benefits of cryotherapy for herself, Susan – along with her husband, Pete - became passionate about creating Capital Cryo and bringing the concept of innovative cold therapy to Washington, DC.

With the passion behind that original concept just as strong today, Capital Cryo continues to grow. Susan, Pete and team are thrilled with the number of individuals who have benefitted from the curated collection of wellness services that Capital Cryo has incorporated into each studio. Capital Cryo believes in building relationships and trust with their clients. And it is this belief that makes Capital Cryo the exemplary wellness destination in the DC metro area.

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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’.




As an expert in Integrative Homeopathy, Holistic Health, Reflexology, and Yoga, Mika is no stranger to the world of wellness.

With a Masters Degree in Romano-Germanic Philology and Linguistics from Moscow State University, Mika blends her vast knowledge of homeopathic medicine to the human experience, having a goal to address the root of problems, rather than suppress symptoms.

Mika brings tremendous positive energy to Capital Cryo and its clients. When she’s not consulting clients on natural ways to reduce stress and anxiety, elevating energy levels, and so forth, you’ll find her talking enthusiastically about her new Irish Terrier, Darby..

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Capital Cryo is committed to supporting organizations whose goal is to do some good in the world. In addition to the groups listed below, Capital Cryo has donated to many local schools through their annual fundraising auctions. To inquire about a donation, please email

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