Master Muscle List for Massage Therapists

Master Muscle List for Massage Therapists

Muscles of the Back and shoulder

Trapezius

Lattissimus dorsi

Levator scapula

Rhomboids-major and minor

Erector spinae group-iliocostalis, longissimus and spinalis

Multifidi

Rotatores

 

Muscles of the Hip

 

Gluteus maximus

Gluteus medius

Gluteus minimus

Tensor fascia latae

Psoas major

Iliacus

Piriformis

Deep lateral rotators

 

Muscles of the Thigh

 

Posterior thigh

 

Biceps femoris

Semitendinosus

Semimembranosus

 

Anterior Thigh

 

Sartorius

Rectus femoris

Vastus medialis

Vastus lateralis

Vastus intermedius

 

Medial thigh

 

Pectineus

Adductor longus

Adductor brevis

Adductor magnus

Gracilis

 

Leg, ankle, foot, posterior thigh

 

Gastrocnemius

Soleus

Plantaris

Popliteus

Tibialis posterior

Flexor digitorum longus

Flexor hallicus longus

 

Anterior leg

Tibialis anterior

Extensor digitorum longus

Extensor hallicus longus

 

Lateral leg

 

Peroneus tertries

Peroneus longus

Peroneus brevis

 

 

Muscles of the Shoulder and arm

 

Deltoid

Supraspinatus

Infraspinatus

Teres major

Teres minor

Subscapularis

Serratus anterior

Coracobracialis

Biceps brachii

Brachialis

Brachialis

Bracioradialis

Pronator teres

 

Muscles of the Forearm and hand

 

Extensor digitorum

Pronator quadratus

Palmaris longus

Flexor digitorum superficialis

Flexor carpi radialis

Flexor carpi ulnaris

Extensor carpi radialis longus

Extensor carpi radialis breves

Extensor carpi ulnaris

Flexor digitorum profundus

Flexor pollicus longus

Supinator

Extensor pollicus longus

Opponens pollicis

 

Muscles of the Chest and trunk

Serratus posterior inferior

Serratus posterior superior

Intercostals

Pectoralis major

Pectoralis minor

Diaphragm

Rectus abdominis

External obliques

Internal obliques

Transverse abdominals

Quadratus lumborum

 

 

Muscles of the Neck

 

Sternocleidomastoid

Platysma

Scalenes-anterior , medius, posterior

Splenius capitis

Splenius cervicis

 

 

Muscles of the Head

 

Sub occipital

Occipitofrontalis

Temporalis

Masseter

Buccinator

Pterygoids

Orbicularis occuli

Orbicularis oris

Suprahyoids

Infahyoids

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