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Melissa Finocchiaro-Perilla, L.Ac M.Ac LMT 

Melissa is the Founder of Perilla Wellness and is a Master of Acupuncture and Massage Therapist. Melissa comes to the wellness field with over 19 years of experience. She started her journey with training in Reiki and then became a licensed Massage Therapist. Wanting to be able to help people at a deeper level,  she discovered Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. After becoming a patient herself, she quickly fell in love with this form of healing and knew it was her calling.  Melissa went on to receive her Masters of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrated Health where she studied for over 3 years.  Melissa specializes in treating anxiety and depression, allergies of all kinds, and pain.

Melissa is frequently described as compassionate and tranquil with an ability to create environments where her patients feel at ease.  She treats most conditions, with an emphasis on emotional wellness and pain.  She frequently incorporates her knowledge of bodywork into sessions and her love of essential oils and stones.

"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, cooking,snuggling with her pup, gardening and being outdoors.






Melissa Finocchiaro Perilla


About - Perilla Wellness in Arnold, MDPerilla Wellness

1481 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Arnold, MD. 21012