Praise be to Allaah.
It is not permissible for the raaqi to touch any part of a woman’s body when he is doing ruqyah for her, because of the fitnah (temptation) involved in that. He should recite over her without touching.
There is a difference between what the raaqi does and what a doctor does, because the doctor may not be able to treat a patient without touching the site of the problem that he is treating. This is unlike the raaqi whose work – reciting Qur’aan then blowing on the person – does not depend on touching. And Allaah knows best.
[Translator’s note: Raaqi means one who does ruqyah i.e., reciting Qur’aan and du’aa’s over the sick for the purpose of seeking healing]