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New Business Launches in Saratoga: Refresh. Post-Pandemic Self-Care Parties

New Business Launches in Saratoga: Refresh. Post-Pandemic Self-Care Parties

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new business has launched in Saratoga Springs, offering post-pandemic self-care parties to nourish and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. It’s called Refresh. and its goal is to offer a wellness-centered option for bachelorette parties, baby showers, women’s retreats, corporate retreats, and rites of passage such as milestone birthday parties. 

The business is founded by energy, beauty, and mental health care expert Diane Palma. Palma is a Reiki II practitioner, and New York State and Florida licensed cosmetologist with a master’s degree in Community Counseling. She is certified by the National Wellness Institute in Workplace Wellness and worked for ten years as mental health clinical evaluator at Four Winds Saratoga. 

“Since 2013, I have been consciously transforming my life,” said Palma. “As a single parent of one college graduate and one college student, I also wanted to re-launch myself. 

Palma sold her house and quit her job of 21 years at Jean Paul Salon & Spa and moved to Saratoga Springs. She continues to work as a freelance celebrity hair and makeup artist and offers services at Lockettes The Salon in Ballston Spa. 

“My purpose for moving to this area was my natural attraction to the healing mineral springs. I immersed myself in the Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network (SIPN) which opened so many doors for my personal development, self-discovery, and growth,” said Palma. “Now I would like to share the practices with others to educate them about self-care and mental health. I started Refresh. to help build back a cohesive community after we’ve all been in isolation for so long. It’s time to refresh ourselves.” 

Parties can be done in-person or virtually, and offer a menu of beauty, wellness, and energy workshops and services focusing on creative, physical, spiritual, financial, and social wellness. Possible options include how to make jewelry; painting classes; how to style hair, makeup, and nails; tours of the mineral springs and of Yaddo; massage; pilates; yoga; Reiki; sound healing; aromatherapy; and many more options. 

Parties start at $100 per person and can be booked online at 

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