Diagram of the key muscles of human facial expression with interactive image for learning
or revising them.
The following image is an anterior view of some of the muscles and tissues of
the head and includes some of those on the syllabus
of typical Indian head massage courses.
Click on the pink questions for immediate answers (you may need
to move your mouse after clicking).
The following muscles/tissues are labelled in the diagram
above. Click on the terms in pink below to view their
entries in the IvyRose glossary section. These pages
about the individual facial muscles include more detail
about their points of origin and insertion, and also
Aponeurosis (also known as Galea aponeurotica); Frontalis;
Cartilage ('Adam's Apple'); Corrugator; Levator
palpebrae superioris; Nasalis; Levator
labii superioris; Masseter;
anguli oris; Buccinator; Obicularis
labii inferioris; Depressor
anguli oris; Sternocleidomastoid; Mentalis;
Scalenes; Trapezius; Omohyoid; Sternohyoid.