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 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

Spiritual Direction (spiritual mentoring or companionship) is the ancient tradition of “Holy Listening” in which one seeker helps another become more deeply aware of, and responsive to the “still small voice of God”. Spiritual Direction is not psychotherapy or counseling; is not about problem solving or fixing anything. The focus is on the seeker’s prayer life and on discerning God’s presence and action in daily life. The underlying question is “Where is God in all this?”

The silence and solitude of a retreat often provide the opportunity to “listen” to your life – your true self, your relationships, your wounds, your faith, your longings, and to listen for God’s voice in the midst of it all.

If you’ve ever wished for a safe place to just speak what’s in your heart without fear of judgment, this may be the opportunity. A session is prayerful and confidential and lasts about an hour.

Spiritual Direction is available at Well of Mercy for a suggested donation of $50. Jane Motsinger, a graduate of Hesychia School for Spiritual Direction is available by appointment. Contact Jane at 704-539-5449 or by email at to schedule an appointment prior to your arrival at Well of Mercy. More information is available at Jane’s website.