Naked Reiki is a way to experience and express the life energy in a natural and wholesome way. The natural state of the human being is naked and the sensitive sensory systems of the skin, particularly the Pacinian corpuscles and the Meissner corpuscles revive their sensitivity when clothing is removed. These sensitive receptors are over stimulated by the wearing of clothing.
Removing clothing covering the skin surface allows these very sensitive receptors to re-awaken. The sensations of the life energy are experienced by the individual in a more focused way. Often while practicing Reiki a client will state that the practitioners hands feel warm, even hot. The truth is not that the practitioners hands change temperature, it is that the skin surface of the client begins to sense what the energy flowing through them actually feels like. The naked body is far more sensitive to these subtle experiences.