Equine massage is the therapeutic application of massage techniques developed and used by human athletes, applied to the horse. It has been credited with increasing performance level, competitiveness and endurance. In addition, massage assists in prevention of debilitating muscular injuries and in speeding injury recovery time.
The short answer is yes! Only those suffering from an infection or illness, or those with an injury where massage would be contraindicated are not good candidates for massage.
There are many great reasons to get a massage for your horse. The benefits are similar for horses as with people, including but not limited to relaxation, improved athletic performance, and alleviation of muscle pain.