The work that I do, connective tissue therapy, is based on and has many similarities to Rolfing. I mix it in with other more gentle and traditional styles, creating a hybrid that is fairly unique. But the postural alignment concepts and many of the techniques that I use are directly taken from Ida Rolf's work.
This article does a really good job of introducing the reader to the idea of fascia release work and what makes it different from traditional massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic work. It also has some very good quotes from receivers of Rolfing. Many of my clients have found that fascia release work has helped them in ways that no other form of therapy has.....often I get clients who have tried physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and/or surgery (and sometimes all four) who haven't found relief from chronic pain until the fascia gets released. This is a great article well worth reading!