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:.
Cranial Bones: Function and Anatomy, Diagram, Conditions, Health Tips
The facial skeleton comprises the facial bones that may attach to build a portion of the skull. In human anatomy and development, the facial skeleton is sometimes called the membranous viscerocranium , which comprises the mandible and dermatocranial elements that are not part of the braincase. In the human skull , the facial skeleton consists of fourteen bones in the face :  . Elements of the cartilaginous viscerocranium i. The ethmoid bone or a part of it and also the sphenoid bone are sometimes included, but otherwise considered part of the neurocranium.
The Sphenoid bone is a butterfly-shaped cranial bone that is located in the middle of the skull between the frontal and temporal bones. The temporal bones are facial bones which located at the sides and base of the skull, and lateral to the temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex. The occipital bone is an unpaired bone, which covers the back of the head.