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.


Mark FranciscoMark Francisco, CAT(c), RMT
Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist


Raised in London, Ontario, Mark attended the University of Western Ontario where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in 2010. While attending Western, Mark became interested in the field of athletic therapy. After graduating from Western, Mark attended Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario and received his Bachelor’s of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy. Mark became certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association in 2015. In 2019, Mark graduated from ICT Northumberland College in Halifax, NS where he received his massage therapy diploma.

Ashley BeatonAshley Beaton, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist


Ashley is a graduate of the Canadian Collage of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax, NS. She decided to pursue massage therapy to be able to be able to treat and educate others on musculoskeletal conditions/injuries, pain management, loosening up tight muscles and relaxation to naturally promote full functional use of the body that will maintain strength, flexibility, decrease pain and help you to feel great every single day.
Ashley and her partner are new to the Annapolis Valley, residing in Canning, and also new parents to a baby girl.

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.

Bradley Dundas

Bradley Dundas B.A., B. Sc., MOMSc.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner


Bradley is a recent transplant to Nova Scotia from Ontario, where he graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Master of Osteopathic Manual Science (MOMSc.) in 2012, meeting the World Health Organization's Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy.   He has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario. Bradley achieved registration as a Cardiology Technologist and received training as an Autopsy Master while working at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Bradley worked at London Health Sciences Centre  for  ten years and gained valuable experience working in the departments of Nursing, Non-invasive Cardiac Testing, Pulmonary Functions Testing and Pathology. Bradley spent most of his career, however, as a Sales Executive in the healthcare sector. For 20 years Mr. Dundas sold pharmaceuticals, opto-electronics, imaging, software, automation and robotics to physicians, pharmacists, hospitals and universities across Canada and the US. Having determined that the corporate healthcare model falls short of meeting Canadians' wellness needs, Bradley became an osteopathic manual practitioner and ran a solo practice in London, Ontario for 7 years.  He has also worked with a private clinic treating medically-discharged Federal First Responders who have PTSD. Bradley is a member of Osteopathy Canada and the Ontario Osteopathic Association and his services are recognized by third-party health care insurance plans in Nova Scotia.

Sandy HillSandy Hill, BA
Spa Manager


Graduate of Acadia University, B.A.

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.

Kristen BickertonKristen Bickerton


Kristen Bickerton is an Esthetician who joined our team in the Spring of 2018. She specializes in brows and facials. Kristen lives in Centerville.

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