massage dvd Your Source for Massage Training DVDs head logo
Massage DVDs Massage Cream Muscles Forum Contact
Other Massage Products Massage Articles Massage Games Free Massage Videos Newsletter
 

sternocleidomastoid muscles  

sternocleidomastoid

ACTION: Individually: rotation of head to opposite side. Together: neck flexion
REFERRAL: forehead, ear, occiput, eye

COMMENTS: This muscle can cause headaches. Be wary of the carotid artery nearby, and don't apply pressure directly onto the muscle. Instead use pincer palpation (squeeze the muscle between your fingers and thumb).