This interactive diagram of muscles of human facial expression is an anterior view of some of the muscles and tissues of the head (useful for Indian head massage courses).
Click on the pink questions for immediate answers.
The following muscles / tissues are labelled in the diagram above. The links are to pages in the IvyRose glossary section that include more detail about the points of origin and insertion and the actions of these facial muscles.
- Epicranial Aponeurosis
(also known as Galea aponeurotica)
- Orbicularis oculi
- Zygomaticus Major
- Zygomaticus Minor
- Thyroid Cartilage ('Adam's Apple')
- Levator palpebrae superioris
- Levator labii superioris
- Levator anguli oris
- Obicularis oris
- Depressor labii inferioris
- Depressor anguli oris