REIKI IS ALWAYS PERFORMED WITH THE RECEIVER FULLY CLOTHED
It has bugged me for a long time that if you go to look for images on google about receiving a Reiki session, you invariable see half naked people (usually women), or people minimally clothed, with someone's hands hovering over them giving them Reiki. And of course, as sex sells, you will assuredly see a woman's exposed bosom.
Well, I am here to unequivocally tell the world that REIKI ISNEVER PERFORMED ON A NAKED PERSON - N E V E R - and we also always cover our receivers with a sheet and blanket.
If you are a massage therapist who is running (some people say channeling) Reiki while giving someone a massage, (again the public is being mislead and this is being called a "Reiki Massage" - no such thing), then this might be the case, but even so, the woman in this picture would be draped.
When you receive Reiki you are ALWAYS fully clothed, and we make a big dealabout this. We want to public to feel that they are in good hands and are safe when receiving Reiki. Additionally, we place a sheet and blanket on the receiver (we don't call the people we do Reiki on clients, we call them receivers), for two reasons. One, we are not massage therapists, therefore it is illegal for us to touch people without something covering them up, especially any exposed skin. Did you know there are actually laws about this? Some states are called "no touch" states where you cannot touch someone you are giving them any kind of bodywork session on unless you are a licensed massage therapist, or a minister or priest (spiritual hands on healing thing).
Secondly, your temperature, heart rate and blood pressure will drop as you lie on a massage table receiving Reiki typically for an hour minimum, so you could get chilled, which would make you tense up. As one on the main benefits of having a Reiki session is relaxation, obviously if you were to start shivering that would be counterproductive wouldn't it?
If you were to go to a Reiki Practitioner for a session, and the practitioner asked you to remove your clothes, leave immediately. You are not dealing with a reputable Reiki Practitioner, you are possible dealing with a predator. If you think you are, notify the proper authorities! If they don't cover you with a sheet/and blanket, you are not dealing with someone who was not been properly trained by their Reiki Master Teacher, so again, I'd leave.
In summation - REIKI IS NEVER EVER PERFORMED ON SOMEONE WHO IS NOT FULLY CLOTHED! Reiki is also always administered to a person that we have draped with a sheet and blanket (sometimes the receiver gets too warm during the session because of all the heat coming out of the practitioner's hands, and at this point the blanket can be removed, if the receiver requests it.