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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 17 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 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 an amazing meal, traveling, gardening and being outdoors.

Services Melissa Offers

Acupuncture: Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles, inserted into specific points on the body to activate the body's own healing powers. 

Cupping: Cupping is an ancient technique, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction which draws superficial tissue into the cup. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation.

Microneedling: Incredibly effective cosmetic treatment that increases collagen production and reduces the effects of aging.

Moxibustion: Moxibustion is used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment and involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa).

Tui Na Bodywork and Massage:

Acupuncture Zen Treatment: Combination of Acupuncture, Massage, Energy Work and Cupping


Melissa Finocchiaro Perilla - Perilla Wellness in Arnold, MD

Melissa Finocchiaro Perilla - Perilla Wellness in Arnold, MD

Melissa Finocchiaro Perilla - Perilla Wellness in Arnold, MDPerilla Wellness

1481 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Arnold, MD. 21012