Platysma

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

The platysma is a thin sheet of muscle located between the clavicle (commonly referred to as the 'collar bone') and the jaw.

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

Origin: Fascia over deltoid and pectoralis major muscles
Insertions:
  • Mandible ('lower jaw') bone
  • Muscles around angle of mouth
  • Skin of lower face
Actions:

The platysma 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 platysma 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 platysma until you find the correct label.)

More about Muscles:

In the News:

Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 7 Apr '20

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Many people find meditation helpful to still the mind and receive communication from Angels.

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2020.