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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.

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Melissa Finocchiaro Perilla


Perilla Wellness