Monthly Archives: June 2013

Latin Names and Translation for easy understanding of muscles in the body

Latin names of muscles: Opponens: Opposite Minimi= Small/ Least Digiti==pointing things. i.e. Fingers/Toes Palmaris= Palm/flat of the hand Pronator= turns downwards Supinator= Turns upwards, i.e cupping Quadratus= square muscles Teres= Round Biceps= Two headed muscles Triceps= Three headed muscles Quadriceps= … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Notes: Muscles of the face

Muscles of the face are innervated by the Cranial Nerve #7 or in Roman numeral IV. * Cranial Nerves, also known as Facial nerves contains 12 pairs. 1: Corrugator Supercilli Latin: Wrinkler above eyelashes Refers to the vertical wrinkle forehead … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Notes: Muscle of the Skulls

Muscle of the Skull A.K.A: Epicranius: contains 2 bellies. 1: Frontal Belly called Frontalis of the Occipitofrontalis. Function: Horizontal wrinkle of the forehead. Nerve: Facial Nerve IV 7 2: Occipital Belly: Called Occipitalis  of the Occipitofrontalis. Function: provides cushion, not … Continue reading

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