MALAXIS is the Greek word for massage

Massage or Malaxis is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.  It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

Here in Serifos we suggest you these 7 types of massage, that will calm and balanced your body, your mind and your soul.


One of the immediate benefits of relax massage is that you will have a feeling of deep relaxation that calm your senses. Your body will be lighter and relaxed. The benefits of this massage session include stimulation of lymphatic system improve skin tone, improve recovery of soft tissues and of course relaxation

60 minutes


This massage is a combination of techniques. Choose this unique massage to “open” your body, improve your energy and free your mind. Essential oils made from selected flowers and plants all over the Greece are added to give the massage oil particular therapeutic properties. The benefits of aromatherapy session is relaxation,  reduce anxiety, depression stimulation of the lymphatic and reduce muscle tension.

60 minutes


One of the most popular forms of massage for treatment of some disorders such as insomnia, chronic neck back and low back pain, stress and anxiety. This technique is designed to promote relaxation and improve blood circulation, improved recovery of soft tissue injuries, heightened mental alertness. Therapeutic massage will also help you to restore normal health and function.

60 minutes
30 minutes


Its considered by many as the most advanced system of massage therapy. In a holistic massage session a combination of various massage techniques is implemenfed such as Swedish, Lymphatic, Sports, Deep Tissue e.t.c The benefits of such a treatment could be innumerous since a holistic massage treatment affects the nervous system directly while the respiratory and the circulatory systems are improved. As a result a holistic massage is expected to comfort you from anxiety and stress, or even relief you with headaches and migraine. The therapy of a holistic treatment is a unique experience for each individual as the therapy adjusted to the needs of each body.

60 minutes


Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The  therapist places the hot stones on specific points on your body and may also hold the stones while massages you. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing the therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort. The heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing for deeper massage while using medium pressure. People often use hot stone massage for the following conditions: anxiety, insomnia, depression, and muscle pain.

85 minutes


Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping therapy increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.  People use cupping to complement their care for a host of ailments and conditions. Cupping therapy is combined with relax massage to help your body to relief from physical and emotional tensions, Enhances circulation, warms the skin, and softens tissues to regain elasticity,  reduces inflammation

60 minutes
30 minutes


Hot herbal compress is a special method of massage treatment, which has remained unchanged since the beginning of the Ayutthaya period. Hot herbal pouches are used to address chronic problems, such as back pain. The pores of the skin open from the heat, allowing essential oils from the herbs to heal the body from deeper levels. Combine with various massage techniques like relax massage, holistic massage even therapeutic massage They also aid the body to increase energy flow, improve circulation, relax muscles and stimulate nerves.

70 minutes
35 minutes

Live your Yoga Myth in Serifos

Relax, breathe & flow into the island’s energy. Focus on physical health and mental wellbeing. Harawelcomesyou to an unforgettable experience that will revitalize your holiday. The sense of harmony and sound of the sea will charm you and create an ideal landscape for the balance of mind and body.

Whether you are a beginner or want to pursue your practice, you can choose between a group or individual yoga classes on the beach with stunning views of Aegeans’ Seadeep blue, the nature under the rustle of the leaves or the idyllic scenery of the island.

Courses are designed for all levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater challenges for advanced students.

extra fees will apply on services

What our visitors say:

We stayed at the Emerald for 7 nights in June. The views from the apartments are breathtaking. The restaurant overlooks Souda bay and has a pergola covered in grapevines and surrounded by lovely flowers, it is the loveliest most romantic setting.


Balconies have stunning views over the bay to the mountains beyond, especially magnificent at sunset. The restaurant serves ‘Cretan fusion’ food’ on a lovely terrace also with a fabulous view and has a great Greek wine list.


Simply beautiful there are no other words for it. We stayed for a drink and watched the sunset and the world go by and it was absolutely pure pure bliss. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone !!!

Ellie M

Πηγαίνοντας πρώτη φορά για φαγητό στο εστιατόριο του ξενοδοχείου Emerald στην Πλάκα στα Χανιά μείναμε κατάπληκτοι από την ομορφιά του τοπίου, την ανεμπόδιστη θέα στο μαγευτικό κόλπο της Aλμυρίδας, αλλά και το υπέροχο περιβάλλον με τα τόσα όμορφα φυτά που το κοσμούν.


Εδώ και τρία χρόνια το ξενοδοχείο Emerald αποτελεί για μας σταθερό προορισμό αν και Χανιώτες. Όταν όμως θέλουμε να χαλαρώσουμε και ν’απολαύσουμε ένα Σαββατοκύριακο στη φύση και με καταπληκτική θέα είναι η καλύτερη επιλογή.