3600 Roland Ave., Suite 4, Hampden


Hampden is always full of surprises. The newest one is Seeds, an oasis of calm above Cafe Hon and the pink flamingo on the Avenue. (The entrance is around the corner on Roland Avenue.) There's nothing else quite like Seeds in Baltimore. You could think of it as a kind of holistic wellness spa where you can get wonderfully relaxing aromatherapy massages -- or nutrition counseling. Acupuncture, energy healing and herbalism are also on the menu.

While most spa packages offer you a pedicure and a facial, Seeds' packages include Spring Detox ($260) and Immune Boost ($390). You can start small with a Swedish massage ($70) or Just Feet ($40), a "relaxing foot bath, thorough foot massage with reflexology."

Part of the fun is that Seeds' decor is still Hampden all the way -- comfortable and old-fashioned, only without the pink flamingos.

Call for hours, or check the Web site,, which should be up and running soon.

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