Carved out of the rugged forests of the Canadian Shield, Nomi Resort is a tranquil getaway located in Haliburton County, Ontario, near the south entrance to Algonquin Provincial Park. 

Nestled between rich woodland and a beautiful stretch of lakefront, Nomi has become a cherished destination for travellers seeking to experience the natural splendour celebrated in the paintings of the legendary Group of Seven.

Nomi’s main lodge includes spacious guest rooms and the extraordinary Lands 8FIFTY restaurant and bar, where signature dishes are based on providing a robust, rustic freshness spiced by their top-rated Chef’s culinary sophistication.

With a focus on wellness and well-being, the resort is also home to Spa Derma, the ideal place to rebalance and restore body and mind.

From massages by licensed RMTs, skin therapy, facial enhancements and medical facials to body treatments, hydrotherapy, and botanical and apothecary treatments, every treatment at Spa Derma at Nomi Resort is unique to your needs so that body, mind and spirit can be brought into perfect harmony.

We spoke to Spa Derma Therapist Joy Hitchcock to learn more.

WaySpa: Spa Derma certainly has a unique menu of offerings. Can you walk us through some of the most popular treatments?

Joy: For facial therapy, the Luxury Facial and the Babor Doctor Pro Prescription signature facial are both among our popular treatments.

Vivier Luxury Facial treatment is an innovative pharmaceutical-standard skincare treatment to deliver a facial rejuvenation experience. Vitamin C serum is formulated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while neuropeptides and hyaluronic acid significantly soften expression lines and increase the skin’s smoothness.

Doctor Babor Pro Prescription signature skin therapy treatment is an advanced customized cosmeceutical treatment to obtain your optimal skin results. With high-performance specialized techniques to boost skin activity, hydrate and reactive skin’s functions to restore the health and vitality of the skin.

As for body treatments, our SPA DERMA Signature Relaxation Massage with Essential oils and BABOR SPA – Body Exfoliation & Wrap Energizing Escape Treatment are both popular. 

Signature Relaxation Massage is a customized Swedish massage tailored to your needs with essential oil to enhance your relaxation and calm the nervous system, increase lymphatic and blood circulation. Massage relieves muscle tension and stress. Clients can choose Energizing Peppermint or Calming Lavender.

Body Exfoliation & Wrap Energizing Escape Treatment is an intensive treatment to promote skin micro-circulation and stimulate energy flow. Designed by Babor Spa expert with energizing massage sequence results in healthy, supple, smooth skin. Active stem cell complex provides intensive hydration and energy boost.

 WaySpa: Do your massage and treatment offerings change throughout the year?

Joy: While our massages and treatments are offered year-round, we also offer special seasonal packages.

WaySpa: Do you find a lot of your customers tend to be solo, or more couples, friends, mothers-daughters?

Joy: We have a variety of clients of all types, from around the world, as well as people staying in cottages around this area. 

WaySpa: Do spa customers tend to come for the day or stay overnight/dine at Lands 8FIFTY?

Joy: We currently have stay and culinary experience promotion packages. In-house customers can enjoy a 10% discount on all spa treatments that are booked in advance. 

We also offer fruit tea and fresh, healthy light snacks for our spa clients at our spa lounge located just outside the spa in the resort lobby. 

WaySpa: How does one book at Spa Derma? 

Joy: Clients can book directly with the resort hotline at 1-888-765-9951 or the Spa hotline at 437-324-4327, through our email or, or through our WaySpa listing.