Melissa Finocchiaro-Perilla , Co-Founder, Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist

Melissa received her BA in Fine Arts from University of Tampa and Masters of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrated Health. Melissa is frequently described as compassionate and tranquil with an uncanny ability to create environments where her clients feel at ease. After a revelatory experience with Chinese medicine herself, Melissa experienced almost immediate relief from her symptoms and was able to go medication free. She knew this was her calling and has enjoyed serving others and supporting similar outcomes for them. 

"The most gratifying part of being an acupuncturist is watching people get better even if it is in ways they don't realize at first. I enjoy seeing them grow, experience more ease in their symptoms, and make shifts in lifestyle and perceptions. It is a gift to be able to assist people in their healing journeys."

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending quality time with her family, relaxing with a good book, being anywhere near the water, massages, cooking an amazing meal, traveling, gardening and being outdoors.

Robert Perilla, Co-Founder, Licensed Acupuncturist

Robert holds a BA in Philosophy from Saint Mary's College of Maryland and a Masters of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrated Health. Intelligent, resourceful, and inquisitive, Robert uses these attributes to assist his clients in truly exploring what it is they would like to achieve and outlining the path to achieving those goals. Robert continually strives in his own self growth and in helping his patients feel their best.

"What I enjoy most about being an acupuncturist is being of service to my patients, in any way, shape, or form.  Living well takes practice. If you are patient with yourself and you persevere, you will see positive change. I truly enjoy being a part of the journey with my clients."

Robert is also a  passionate photographer and musician. He loves helping his patients find ways to express themselves.





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