How to Massage Upper Arm Muscles including the Biceps Brachii

How to Massage Upper Arm Muscles including the Biceps Brachii

There are 3 muscles on the anterior superior arm:
• Biceps Brachii
• Coracobrachialis
• Brachialis

It’s important to check origins & insertions when working on injured clients to make sure you treat the whole muscle. Remember, muscles work in groups & usually the agonist & antagonist & synergistic muscles are involved when they have been injured.

The Biceps has 2 origins. Long head originates at the supraglenoid tubercle of the scapula. Short head originates at the coracoid process of the scapula. Biceps brachial Insertion is at the Tuberosity of the Radius. The biceps brachii flexes the elbow & shoulder & it is a strong supinator of the forearm.

Coracobrachialis Origin: at the coracoid process of the scapula. Insertion: is at the medial surface of the humeral shaft. Coracobrachialis flexes & adducts the shoulder.

Brachialis Origin: is at the distal 1/2 of the anterior surface of the humerus. Insertion: tuberosity & coronoid process of the ulna. It is the strongest flexor of the elbow and the one that makes the biceps brachii look bigger! Hidden little powerhouse!

The Musculocutaneous originates from the brachial plexus & innervates all 3 muscles.

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