Introductory Note : Knowledge of bone structure and familarisation with the major bones of the human body is an essential part of training in many therapies, such as massage in its many forms, incl. Indian head massage, Swedish massage, acupressure massage etc. There are typically bones in the body, though there may be up to about The other bone also included in this section is the hyoid bone, which is located in the neck as illustrated below. Other bones that may also be required knowledge to pass courses in Indian head massage and other similar therapies include:.
Bones of the Skull
Human Skull Bones Video - Cranial and Facial Bones Structure
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7.1C: Facial Bones
The human skull is the part of the skeleton that supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain. The skull supports the musculature and structures of the face and forms a protective cavity for the brain. The skull is formed of several bones which, with the exception of the mandible, are joined together by sutures—synarthrodial immovable joints.
The viscerocranium face includes these bones: vomer, 2 inferior nasal conchae, 2 nasals, maxilla, mandible, palatine, 2 zygomatics, and 2 lacrimals. The viscerocranium or facial bones supports the soft tissue of the face. The viscerocranium consists of 14 individual bones that fuse together. However, the hyoid bone, ethmoid bone, and sphenoid bones are sometimes included in the viscerocranium.