Healing Touch

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle touch to assist in balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with the energy field to support the natural ability to heal. Research supports that there are many benefits to Healing Touch to include relaxation, reduction of stress, strengthening the immune system, deepening spiritual connection, creation of sense of well-being and easing acute and chronic conditions. Healing Touch supports an integrative approach to health and healing.

Connie Hoffner, BSN, RN, CHTP has over four decades of practice as a holistic nurse healer and educator. Connie has practiced Healing Touch in a variety of settings with experience throughout the life spectrum. Connie is available on Fridays by appointment and can be reached by text at 704-402-3849 or email at for information, rates and to schedule an appointment.


Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on the soft tissues (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, massage benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves.

Brenda Wallace, a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT, NC #623) has been working at Well of Mercy since 1998. Brenda graduated from Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC in 1997. She is available for massage sessions Thursday through Saturday by advance appointment only.

Contact Brenda at 704-871-6687 prior to your arrival at Well of Mercy for information, rates and to schedule an appointment. Information is also available at Brenda’s website. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.

Spiritual Direction

As practiced today, the ministry of spiritual direction is usually understood to be an ongoing relationship in which the spiritual director (or companion, or mentor) and the directee (or seeker) meet regularly (about once a month for approximately an hour) for the purpose of discerning and responding faithfully to God’s presence in the seeker’s life. In contrast to therapy or counseling, the emphasis is not on problem solving, but rather on discerning the “stream beneath the stream” of circumstances. Or in other words, “Where is God in all of this?”

Spiritual Direction is available at Well of Mercy for a suggested donation of $50. Peg Cartner, a graduate of Sursum Corda Spiritual Directors’ Formation Program is available by appointment.

Contact Peg Cartner at 704-539-5449 prior to your arrival at Well of Mercy for information and to schedule an appointment.