The Way Of St. James – The Journey Is The Reward
As a clinic for integrative oncology, we are aware of the positive effects the Camino de Santiago can have on the body and mind of our patients.
Unfortunately for many, however, the Way of St. James represents an unachievable goal – mainly on account of the organisational complexities involved and concerns for unforeseen health issues. Nonetheless, in order to make this inspirational experience available to as many of our patients as possible, UNIFONTIS offers accompanied patient tours: a trained medical team is on hand at all times for the entire duration of the trip. Luggage transfers can also be arranged if required.
The Camino De Santiago Is The World’s Most Famous Pilgrims’ Way.
Pilgrims have undertaken the walk to the shrine of St James the Apostle in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela for over 1000 years.
In truth, the Camino de Santiago has many routes. The road from your door to Santiago is also the Way of St. James. Nevertheless, a number of individually named routes have formed over past centuries, favoured by pilgrims on account of the infrastructure they offer. Perhaps the best known of these is the Camino Francés the high-medieval artery across northern Spain, which stretches from the Pyrenees to the shrine of St. James and links the royal cities of Jaca, Pamplona, Estella, Burgos and León .
Some of our patients have completed the route and on returning shared their experiences and photographs.
We each have our own individual reasons to follow the Way of St. James. These need not necessarily be religious or spiritual. The focus may be on a desire for freedom and adventure or a fascination for nature. Often there may be an inner desire for change, for new values and a search for the meaning of life. It is all about finding a balance to the fast pace of modern life, discovering one’s inner being and exploring one’s limitations without external influence, without distraction and without expectation from the outside world. Other people follow the Camino de Santiago for the way it brings people closer together, for the opportunities it creates to meet other pilgrims, make new friends and discover other cultures. So take a break from everyday life and use the downtime generated by the Camino to find enhanced coping strategies for your situation when you return to normal routine.
Have we awakened your interest? Want to find out more? Why not get in touch at email@example.com or call us on 07071 4078216.
We’re Here For You!
The next scheduled patient trip will take place 04. - 15. October 2015. Further informations will follow. We would like to take this opportunity to invite patients, family and friends, to join us on this experience of a lifetime.