The bad news is, I missed it. I had lessons I had to go teach (which ended up being canceled due to the rain) but The Girl was there and had her horse done, too. She reported that Lex flipped her head the entire time so it was hard to tell if she liked it. I'm guessing she was sick of being on the cross-ties, because I'd been working on her skin all morning, giving her a bath and stuff. She also said she hated having her right stifle touched, but she has a cut on the inside of her gaskin (how...?) which I think is why. Apparently she didn't mind having her left stifle messed with at all, which is great, since that's where she had her surgery. She also told me that the lady said Lex has a very strong neck, which is definitely true.
The massage therapist gave me a sheet with some more information on it. I'm trying not to be all "whaaaaat" about the spelling, I really am. But I do kinda think that if you want to do something for a living, you should be able to spell the basic vocabulary of your trade.
Anyway, the take-home point is that she's tight through her back and her left trapezius muscle. I'm not surprised at all. She has a harder time bending to the right, which is when that left trap has to stretch more, and I've always thought she was tight through the back. The lady said that she would really benefit from monthly massages, which is probably true, but I'm guessing I can learn to do this myself instead of paying someone else to do it. I think Lex would respond better to me doing it anyway.
Have any of you had success with equine massage? How long did it take for you to tell a difference?