Dream Sister ∞ Elissa Roy
Our latest Dream Sister, Elissa Roy, has been one of our original SISTER gals since the very beginning, even starring in our very first photo shoot ever 😍 As our long time friend, Elissa's journey with health and wellness as a degree qualified Naturopathic skin specialist has been a pleasure to watch. She's an absolutely incredible woman with a healing touch and we're so excited for you to get to know her!
A: Elissa Roy
Q: What does work mean to you and what do you do?
A: I’m a naturopath and acupuncturist focused on skin, hormone/reproductive, digestive and mental health healing. I practice through Naturopathic Skin Specialist and Komyuniti Wellness.
My work keeps me a forever student and curious. I definitely feel lucky to do something that fascinates me and getting to see my client’s health shift and then that change how they feel in their body is pretty rewarding.
Q: How do you wind down?
A: Ooo depends on the mood, sometimes I give myself acupuncture and meditate under the work LED, sounds intense but the needles don’t hurt really and it’s so calming. I also love a bath with magnesium salts, ylang ylang oil and a herbal tea or glass of wine. Moving my body always does it too, yoga/dance classes or Pilates. Probably the ultimate is a friend moment though.
Q: How do you wind up?
A: A dance to a guilty pleasure track.
Q:What can friends count on you for?
A: Good memes and unqualified free therapy.
Q: What does the word sisterhood mean to you?
A: Chosen family but also the kindness and protection of absolute strangers, feels ungendered.
Q: What’s baking in your oven/specialty?
A: For stuff you bake I love a pistachio crusted barra mundi. Also make a pretty messed up GF sticky date pudding.
Q: Favourite food?
A: I can never choose one. Spaghetti with clams, tostadas with ceviche, tiramisu and the cannoli with quipped ricotta and honey are a few favs. Also go in for anything with a radish, thinks it’s more of a visual obsession.
Q: Describe your favourite piece of clothing and why?
A: A vintage silk slip dress that’s been on every holiday I’ve ever taken.
Q: How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?
A: Moving my body and enough time in nature. Clique but not sweating the small stuff or just the stuff in general, that’s always a work in progress. I also constantly remind myself things just work out and even when it feels challenging it’s all for your ultimate good. I eat enough colorful plants and just with the nature of my work, I use herbs and nutritional medicine to prevent/address health concerns as they arise.
Q: Your most memorable holiday?
A: A central America trip that was sooo stunning and fun but also involved waking up to 4 guys in balaclavas trying to break into our cabin in the Guatemalan mountains. They didn’t get in, but still memorable.
Q: Ocean or desert?
Q: Aperitif or digestiff?
A: Aperitif, the start of the evening buzz is fun. Also recently had the best spritz of my life with bordiga vermouth rosso. Not too sweet and real herby.
Q: Sunrise or sunset?
A: Sunset is my truth, but the rare wholesome sunrises I have seen do really bring that awe feeling.
A: Dinner party that becomes a dance party, those lil parties where you love everyone in the room are the absolute best.
Q: Favourite smell?
A: Sweet pea flowers, my mum and I used to grow them every year.
Q: What’s on your bedside table?
A: Water carafe, sleep terpenes (they work really fast and on the cannabinoid system, like CBD), a gua sha tool and three books, I’m half-baked reading all of them lol. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow by Gabriell Zevin, August Blue by Deborah Levy and Mating in Captivity by Ester Perel.
Q: The first album you ever bought is…?
A: Probably a so fresh album with baha men on it.
Q: What are you listening to now?
Harrold Budd and Cocteau twins collab and Erika De Casier today.
Q: One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?
A: Become a poker shark and learn to play the harp, my late great aunt was going to teach me in high school, but I was too busy… biggest regret of my life so far.