Mentalis

Interactive diagram of the muscles of the head, face and neck

The mentalis is a facial muscle located at about the most pronounced part of the chin on each side of the face. It is the main muscle that moves the lower lip.

The points of origin and insertion, and the actions of the mentalis muscle:

Origin: The anterior part of the mandible (bone)
Insertion: The dermis of the chin (region of the face)
Actions:

The mentalis is one of the muscles of the head, neck, and face taught as part of many courses in Indian Head Massage. As this is a popular therapy we have included several pages that may be of interest to students of Indian Head Massage. See, for example, the page about skeletal structures of the head and neck.

See the page about Facial Muscles to view the location of the mentalis muscle. (This page consists of an interactive, rather than just a labelled, diagram, so you'll have to test yourself by guessing which muscle is the mentalis until you find the correct label.)

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