Our Team

Melany Rand

Melany Rand BSc Agr, RMT, RRT
Registered Massage Therapist, Reflexologist Therapist


Melany is the owner, operator and visionary for The Landing Spa & Studio. Apple Tree Landing was the Village of Canning’s original name and hence the name for the Spa and Studio has emerged from that. Having a strong sense of community and desire to support local businesses has driven her to start this dream.

She has been a certified massage therapist for nearly fourteen years and a reflexology therapist for over 10 years with the practise being located in her home in Medford. Melany and her husband, Warren Cox, are parents to five children. Aside from spending time with family & friends, Melany can often be found with her horses and other companion animals.

Elizabeth VandenBergElizabeth VandenBerg BSc, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist


Elizabeth graduated from University of Guelph with an honours Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to work in research labs in the US and at Dalhousie University.   Her ongoing interest in alternative healing therapies led her to take several yoga teacher trainings, and in 2007 she decided to end her lab career and went back to school for massage therapy.  In 2009, after graduating with honours and receiving the award for clinical excellence, she began her professional career at Total Kneads in Halifax.

In January 2016 she moved to Canning, Nova Scotia with her family.  She is excited to expand her practice in the Annapolis Valley. She believes in the power of massage therapy and treating a client holistically to bring back balance to both the body and the mind.

Sarah Mackinnon CAT(C), CSCS
Certified Athletic Therapist, Certified Strength and
Conditioning Coach


Sarah graduated from Acadia University in 2010 with a double major in Biology & Kinesiology. She continued her studies at Concordia University and became a certified Athletic Therapist in 2013. Along with her clientele at The Landing, Sarah is also working as an athletic therapist with the Acadia University varsity football team. She has a lot of experience working with the active general public; from triathletes to office workers and even ‘weekend warriors’.

Sarah also performs injury assessment and uses manual rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning programs and supportive taping techniques to maximize healing and safely reintegrate clients to their sport/activity. Sarah takes a very active approach in her treatments, with a focus on rehabilitative exercise. She is looking forward to helping people reach their daily activity goals through the benefits of Athletic Therapy.

Sandy HillSandy Hill, BA
Spa Manager


Sandy graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts. Since graduation she has become a mother of two wonderful boys, a volunteer firefighter with Canning Fire Department, and a sheep farmer; along with her partner Aaron Roulston, in Sheffield Mills.

Marilyn RandMarilyn Rand
Visual and Textile Artist


Marilyn Rand is a visual and textile artist living in Delhaven, Nova Scotia.  She has taught textile arts for over 40 years.   Marilyn has shown work locally and internationally as a member of Seven.   Many of the textiles are created with fibre from her own animals raised at Lambs Run Farm in Delhaven.

Dave and April Adams

Dave and April Adams
Karate Instructors


Shito-Ryo ("calm mind") karate instructors for nearly 40 years, sensei  Grand Master Dave and Club Instructor April are a 5th dan and 3rd dan black belts, respectively.

Melanie Amos

Melanie Amos
Yoga Instructor


With retirement in the near future, Melanie decided to take her passion to the next level and became a yoga instructor.  She received her 200 hour certificate in 2013 as a mindfulness yoga teacher, mentoring under ashtanga and iyengar instructors.  She has also completed chair yoga, restorative and yin and has studied under Doug Keller.  There is a strong emphasis on proper alignment and safety but honouring your own strengths and limitations as well as the breath in a soft playful attitude.

Jennifer Boutilier

Jennifer Boutilier
Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master


Jenn’s yoga journey started almost 10 years ago while she was teaching English in South Korea. Embarking on her yoga journey is when EVERYTHING in Jenn's life shifted (mind, body, emotions and spirit). A whole new and exciting world of love and light opened up and it has been one amazing ride ever since!

In 2008, Jenn was blessed with the opportunity to learn Acro Yoga from the founder, Jason Nemer, and 6 other fun-loving Acro Yogis in Thailand. In 2011, she became certified in Chakra Yoga (400hrs). She is also a certified Reiki Master/teacher, a Thai yoga massage practitioner, and a Chakradance facilitator.

Over the last decade, Jenn has been blessed to practice many different styles of yoga with some incredibly awesome teachers. Her personal favourites have been Anusara, Acro/Partner Yoga and Chakra Yoga. Jenn loves the focus on alignment of Anusara Yoga, the spirit of Chakra yoga, and the joy and play of partner/acro yoga. Alignment, spirit, joy, and play are at the foundation of her personal yoga practice (both on and off the mat) and she tries to incorporate these into all of her classes and workshops.

Meghan MacDonald

Meghan MacDonald
Holistic Health Practitioner, Reiki Master


Meghan has extensively studied the art of natural healing and offers services as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Certified ArōmaTouch Practitioner, and Wellness Workshop Facilitator. Her focus on bringing balance to the BodyMind Complex, combined with natural healing techniques and intuitive abilities, creates a unique process for healing that is safe, non-invasive and effective.

Meghan's love of vibrational healing through the use of essential oils, crystals, sacred geometry, and meditation, led her to create Cosmic Crossroads. This small business is dedicated to creating energy balancing products, jewellery and decor. Each item is carefully designed and constructed to raise your vibration, encourage conscious living, and promote deep healing of Body, Mind, & Soul.


Darlene-CollinsDarlene Collins
Master Hairstylist